Goa’s Mapusa Court issued a summons on Tuesday to AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal in an alleged case of violation of the model code of conduct, asking him to appear on November 29. However, the local unit of the Aam Aadmi Party stated that it had received the summons but was not aware of the details of the criminal case against the Delhi Chief Minister.
The Judicial Magistrate First Class at Mapusa issued the summons. According to court sources, the case is registered under the Representation of the People Act and Section 171 (E) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), dealing with bribery.
AAP Goa chief Amit Palekar said they received the summons on Tuesday, just a day before Kejriwal is supposed to appear before the court. Palekar, who is also a lawyer, mentioned that he will appear in court on Kejriwal’s behalf on Wednesday. He added, ‘We will obtain documents and then decide whether to challenge the proceedings in a higher court.’
AAP contested the Goa assembly elections in 2017 and 2022. It drew a blank in 2017, while in 2022, it won two seats.