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Auto-driver fined Rs. 10,000 for ‘I love Kejriwal’ sticker; HC issues notice to police

Lawstreet Journal 29 Jan 2020 2:31am

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Auto Driver named Rajesh was issued challan of Rs. 10,000 on January 15, 2020 for displaying an ‘I love Kejriwal’ and ‘Sirf Kejriwal’ poster on his vehicle. For this reason, he filed writ petition in Delhi High Court for violation of his fundamental rights guaranteed under Articles 14, Article 19(1)(a) and Article 21 of the Constitution of India and to set aside challan.

On January 28, 2020 Justice Navin Chawla issued notice to the Delhi government, Police and Election Commission seeking their stand on the plea filed by Rajesh.

The next date of hearing is scheduled on March 3, 2020.

Rajesh said on January 15, 2020 that when he was driving auto bearing No. DL1 RU 2572 from Kalindi Kunj towards Apollo Hospital, he was fined by the traffic police and illegally challaned for permit violation under Section 6 (1)/192A of The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.

He said he had put the posters and banners somewhere in Sept and Oct in 2019, on his own will and without any allurement or coercion from any political party.

Election commission in its submission has said that such type of political party advertisement is prohibited as elections are scheduled on 8 February, 2020.

To which auto driver’s lawyer opposed by saying that this was not a political advertisement and even if it was, it would not be prohibited as it was displayed at the petitioner's expense and not by a political party.

He also said that political… Continue Reading...

Tagged: Aam Aadmi Party   Arvind Kejriwal   CM Arvind Kejriwal  
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