Kejriwal's lawyers presented the matter before a division bench of Justice BD Ahmed and Justice Sidharth Mridul for urgent hearing. The court posted the matter for Tuesday.

Kejriwal, who was produced before a Delhi Court on Friday in connection with the defamation case filed against him by former BJP president Nitin Gadkari, was sent to 14 days judicial custody after he yet again refused to furnish the bail bond.

He refused to pay the bail bond of Rs 10,000 and was sent to Tihar Jail.

Aam Aadmi Party had earlier termed the court’s decision to send Kejriwal to jail as ‘erroneous’ and said there was no provision in the law, which makes it mandatory for a defendant in a defamation case to furnish a bail bond when he is willing to remain present for hearing.

Both Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party had faced stinging criticism from the rival parties for their theatrics outside the Tihar Jail.

(JPN/Agencies)

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