The Court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate at the Rouse Avenue Court Complex in New Delhi today charged Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi and leader of the Aam Aadmi Party, with a dharna at Rail Bhavan. However, the Court discharged Ashutosh and Sanjay Singh from the case for absence of recorded proof against them about their involvement in the same.
The demonstration was arranged to demand action against police officers, who refused to raid an alleged racket in South Delhi on drugs and prostitution. In the event, the FIR was recorded against Kejriwal and others for knowingly disregarding the prohibitory order given pursuant to Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code and forming an unlawful assembly that created obstacles to police from fulfilling their responsibilities.
According to the FIR, the Office of Kejriwal was duly informed of the promulgation prohibiting any protest, dharna, speech and assembly of more than five people in areas near the North Block. He was also asked to protest instead at Jantar Mantar.
Nevertheless, the protest was arranged near Rail Bhawan, which eventually resulted in a physical altercation between the police and the protesters. Pursuant to Sections 145/147/186/353/188/332 read with Section 149 of the Indian Penal Code, the Kejriwal and others submitted a charge sheet.
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