Delhi’s Tis Hazari Court, on Monday, fixed May 31 as the date to record the pre-summoning evidence in the Gautam Gambhir voter ID case. The court has directed complainant Atishi to appear before the court to record her statement in the matter, on next hearing.
Tis Hazari Court had, on Monday, May 6, reserved its order in the summoning of records and documents from the State Election Commission on the case filed by Atishi, Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP’s) candidate from East Delhi constituency against Gautam Gambhir, the BJP candidate from the same seat, for allegedly having two voter ID cards, reports ANI.
The Aam Aadmi Party had, in April, filed a criminal complaint against cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir in the Tis Hazari Court saying his name figured twice in the electoral rolls.
Atishi had alleged that Gambhir had two voter IDs, one from Rajendra Nagar and another from Karol Bagh, adding that he faced up to one year in prison for this offence, adding that it was a criminal matter and called for his immediate disqualification.
Gautam Gambhir had joined the BJP on March 22 and was fielded from the East Delhi seat for the Lok Sabha elections voting for which was held on Sunday, May 12.