07/04/2016 3:30 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal, 5 AAP Leaders Granted Bail In Defamation Case By Arun Jaitley

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - APRIL 5: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing a press conference at his residence on April 5, 2016 in New Delhi, India. Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged PM to apologize to the nation for allowing a Pakistani team to probe the terror attack on the Pathankot IAF base. (Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- A Delhi Court on Thursday granted bail to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders in a criminal defamation case filed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

The AAP leaders have to furnish a bond of Rs. 20,000 and same amount of surety.

The court has fixed 19 May as the date for hearing on argument on framing of charges against them.

The court summoned them for the alleged offences under Sections 500 (criminal defamation) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Jaitley had alleged that Kejriwal and the five AAP leaders had made defamatory statements against him and his family.

Jaitley had said Kejriwal's statement that he received money when the Ferozshah Kotla Stadium was constructed during his tenure as the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) chief, was false.

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