Arvind Kejriwal was summoned as an accused by the court in the defamation complaint in which Gadkari had alleged that he was defamed by the AAP leader, who had included his name in the party’s list of “India’s most corrupt”.
The court cannot act as a mute spectator when a particular plaintiff deliberately seeks to disrupt the procedure established by the law. This case cannot be dealt with any different than any other criminal cases where the courts insist on furnishing bail bond/personal bond to secure the presence of the accused persons. The accused cannot seek different treatment to be let off only with an oral undertaking in violation/divergence to the settled practice/procedure regarding bail. The court, in its order, also said that this was not a case where the accused is unable to furnish bail bond due to financial inability. The defamation suit is of high amount and there is always a percentage to Bond. Is there any application of mind by judge or the advocate of Kejriwal? What is the purpose of demanding bonds? The courts and judges waste precious time of courts in useless things. My personal calculation is that 90 per cent of the court time is wasted on a thing that does not give any justice to anyone.
The Aam Aadmi Party will challenge the court order on Kejriwal’s arrest, after he refused to furnish the bail bond in a defamation case filed by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari; the judge asks for the bond to be paid on Friday.
It’s only a bond on paper that if you don’t come to the next hearing, you pay Rs. 10,000. It’s a normal procedure and we have to pay no money at the court. So, finally one former CM of Delhi landed in Tihar jail, who once promised Delhi people to take Shiela Dixit there. Something he had repeatedly put off during his tenure despite requests from the jail administration. The magistrate, in her three-page order, also observed that the procedure of courts. Kejriwal told the court that he will not furnish a bail bond in the case as it is of a political nature. Instead, he said he would give an undertaking to appear before the court at every hearing, which was actually fair enough; the court’s focus, should be his attendance than the bond.
Every citizen has to follow these procedures. However, Kejriwal feels that it’s a matter of principles, not of Rs.10,000. BJP leader Gadkari has been exempted from appearance based on a prior application.
Life is so simple but we human beings make it complicated. Kejriwal is a nice person. He might be crazy but he has a vision which has gone little out of track. The destiny rewarded him with Delhi CM to prove himself. However, instead of ‘delivering,’ AAP always agitated against police and administration. Everyone cannot digest the affection, love and rewards given to them. So much hatred and negativity is not good for Kejriwal and for his party. This will destroy them. The tormentor Arvind actually became a victim of the system. As fate would have it, Kejriwal would now be the prison’s guest for two days after he refused to furnish a cash bond of Rs. 10,000 at a Delhi court, which gave him a choice between that and two days’ imprisonment. Kejriwal had been lodged in what they call the ‘meditation cell’ after a medical examination. The cell’s special feature is an attached, personal bathroom.
He’s a diabetic and needs to make frequent trips to the bathroom. Police is sensitive to these health needs, so they put him in the 16×10 meditation cell which is separate from other sections and also allowed him to use bedding brought by his family. Meanwhile, several AAP leaders including Rakhi Birla, Yogendra Yadav and Sanjay Singh had to be herded away from outside the prison’s periphery after they led a contingent of AAP supporters to protest Kejriwal’s arrest. The AAP had used social media to spread the word about his arrest and invited protesters outside the Jail. Around 200 of them had complied. People still feel the need for an honest and transparent system. Earlier, people had identified Kejriwal as a leader who will lead them to the required destination. However, his mid-way desertion has disillusioned many. Still, the desire in hearts for such a system does not die. It will be better if Kejriwal is replaced by a capable leader who avoids these shortcuts and cheap publicity to spearhead their movement. A man who is good in organisational skills, who prepares for a long marathon and who is honest. By honest, I do not mean honest from pecuniary angle only. By honest I mean someone who does things out of conviction and tells the same. I hope there are many people of stature in AAP who can provide such leadership. Also, beware of leaders who are really dishonest debaters. And let us remember one thing – There are no shortcuts to good results. Only hard work pays.