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Arrest me in 6 months, or we will arrest you: Kejriwal to MajithiaWas in Amritsar to appear in court in a defamation case filed by Majithia. Tribune file

Arrest me in 6 months, or we will arrest you: Kejriwal to Majithia

29 Jul 2016 | 11:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday dared Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Majithia to arrest him in six months or he would arrest him (Majithia).

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GS Paul

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, July 29

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday dared Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Majithia to arrest him in six months or he would arrest him (Majithia).

Kejriwal, who along with party leader Sanjay Singh, later appeared in a local court here in a defamation case filed against them by Majithia, said Majithia had flourished his drug trade that had affected most houses in Punjab. “It’s not only me, (Ashish) Khetan or Sanjay Singh, lakhs of people of Punjab have repeatedly said that Majithia is a drug trafficker,” he said.

AAP volunteers were seen carrying the placards saying, “Main ek var nahin hazaar var kahanga, Bikram Majithia chitte da taskar hai (I will repeatedly say that Majithia smuggles drugs).”

Kejriwal said if the Badal government could book the Delhi CM in a defamation case, he could understand how the common man was being harassed in Punjab.

Majithia and his supporters also reached the court complex. Around 15,000 to 20,000 volunteers of the AAP had gathered near Circuit House to support Kejriwal. Heavy police force had been deployed en route to district courts from Circuit House while Police Commissioner Amar Singh Chahal himself supervised the security arrangements.

The police stopped AAP volunteers around 1 km away from the court while a large number of SAD workers had already reached the court complex.

Both Kejriwal and Sanjay Singh furnished bail bonds of Rs 40,000 each. The case will now come up for hearing on October 15.

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