In a dramatic turn of events, Aam Aadmi Party leader and anti-corruption crusader Arvind Kejriwal was arrested on Wednesday over BJP leader Nitin Gadkari’s defamation suit.
"I am fighting against corruption. I will not seek bail as I have not done anything wrong," the Aam Aadmi Party chief told metropolitan magistrate Gomati Manocha, when he was asked to file bail bond.
Refusing to provide any bond, he told the court that he would give an undertaking to appear before the court at every hearing.
The court told Kejriwal either to furnish a bail bond or go by the process of law and questioned Kejriwal why he wanted a different treatment.
Kejriwal replied to the court that the case was of political in nature and refused to furnish a bail bond.
"You are representing the Aam Aadmi Party. I request you to behave as aam aadmi (common man)," the court said.
Gadkari’s defamation suit was againts Kejriwal for terming him on Jan 31 as corrupt and releasing a list of "India’s most corrupt" people that included him.