Kejriwal Appears Mumbai Court for Holding Rally Without Permission

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Mumbai: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday appeared in a Mumbai court in connection with a case for allegedly holding a rally without required permission during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

On December 9, 2015 the Kurla court had granted Kejriwal permanent exemption from appearance in the case. However, Magistrate Richa Khedekar had directed the AAP leader to appear on Wednesday to furnish a bail bond.

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The magistrate allowed the Delhi CM to leave after his aide Satish Jain stood as his surety. The rally in Mankhurd was held to campaign for AAP candidates Meera Sanyal and Medha Patkar, which the Mumbai Police has claimed was “unscheduled” and held without prerequisite permissions from traffic police following which a complaint was filed against Kejriwal and others in March 2014.

Kejriwal had approached the Bombay High Court seeking quashing of the FIR and exemption from appearing before the Kurla metropolitan magistrate. But the HC asked him to appear before the magistrate and seek permanent exemption from appearance from that court.