Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Acquitted in 2012 Rioting Case by Patiala House Court
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal | File Image | (Photo Credit: PTI)

New Delhi, December 3: A Patiala House court in Delhi on Monday discharged Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal and six others in a case involving rioting in front of former prime minister Manmohan Singh's residence and two other places in connection with alleged coal scam in 2012.

According to the case, Kejriwal under the banner of India Against Corruption – along with organisation’s volunteers – held a demonstration against the coal scam at the house of then PM Singh on August 26, 2012. Police to stop them, used water cannons after which the volunteers became violent. Arvind Kejriwal: Delhi People Consider Their CM Honest, Can Same be Said for PM Narendra Modi?

As the some of the protesting volunteers attacked the police with sticks, police then fired several rounds of tear gas in retaliation. In the clash, the barricade was damaged along with certain plants, informed police.

Soon after the clash, police filed an FIR against Kejriwal, Banwari Lal Sharma, Dalbir Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Mohan Singh, Balbir Singh, Jagmohan Gupta, Azad Kasana, Harish Singh Rawat and Anand Singh Bisht for rioting and damaging public property.