Earlier in the day, the Delhi High Court had suggested Kejriwal to furnish personal bond to get bail in a defamation case filed against him by former BJP chief Nitin Gadkari.

Kejriwal was sent to judicial custody last week by a lower court after he refused to furnish a bail bond in the defamation case.

On Monday, a PIL was filed in the Delhi High Court challenging the May 21 and 23 orders of a magisterial court remanding Kejriwal in judicial custody for not furnishing the bail bond.

Kejriwal in his plea, filed through advocate Rohit Kumar Singh, has said the magisterial order sending him to judicial custody was ‘illegal’ as it was based on a ‘completely wrong premise of law’.

A bench of Justices Kailash Gambhir and Sunita Gupta said Kejriwal can raise whatever legal issues he wants to once he comes out of jail and added that he should not make it a prestige issue.


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