Delhi Court discharges Arvind Kejriwal and six others in rioting case
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Delhi Court discharges Arvind Kejriwal and six others in rioting case

New Delhi, Dec 4: A Delhi Court on Monday discharged Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and six others in a case of alleged rioting near the house of the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the month of August, 2012.

Prosecution has alleged that Kejriwal and others had held a demonstration against the coal scam near the house of the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in August 26, 2012 and in order to stop them water cannons were used following which the volunteers turned violent.

After the violence, police fired on several rounds of tear gas to drive them off but few of them attacked the police with flag sticks. Police had submitted that the barricade was damaged along with certain plants.

Police had registered a case against the alleged persons for offences under Sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting armed with deadly weapon) and 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object) provided under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Samar Vishal today passed a discharge order not only in favour of Arvind Kejriwal but also in favour of Ghan Shyam, Mahesh, Deepak Chhabra, Ranjit Bisht, Amit Kumar Singh and Gautam Kumar Singh. (UNI)