The social activist and founder of Aam Aadmi Party [AAP] Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that he would not ask for bail in the case that accuses him in violating prohibitory orders.
Orders were issued against Mr. Kejriwal when he was protesting against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his residence in August 2012.
Talking to media, Mr. Kejriwal said, “We will prefer jail to bail. The protest was peaceful and the police has wrongly accused us of inciting violence,” Mr Kejriwal said as he arrived in court in Delhi today.
He added that the charges levelled against his team were “unfair.”
The case was first registered against Mr. Kejriwal in August last year, the time when he along with his supporters were protesting outside Prime Minister’s resident over a CAG report that said the national exchequer had to face a loss of around Rs 1,86 lakh crore because of the coal allocation done without proper bidding during 2005-09.
Further, Arvind Kehriwal and his supporters tried to ‘gherao’ the residences of the Prime Minister, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and BJP President Nitin Gadkari.
On Tuesday, 5 February, Arvind Kejriwal arrived at the court along with his aides Manish Sisodia and Prashant Bhushan.