Delhi’s Tis Hazari Court, on Monday, reserved its order in 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 BJP candidate from the same seat, Gautam Gambhir, for allegedly having two voter ID cards.
The court will pass the order on May 13.
The AAP had filed a criminal complaint against the cricketer-turned-politician at the Tis Hazari Court in April saying that his (Gambhir’s) name figured twice in the electoral rolls.
Atishi had, in April, said that it was a criminal matter and called for Gambhir’s “immediate disqualification”.
“We have filed a criminal complaint in Tis Hazari Court against Gambhir,” Atishi had said, alleging 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.
“I have filed a criminal complaint against the BJP candidate from East Delhi @GautamGambhir over his possession of two voter IDs in two separate constituencies of Delhi, Karol Bagh and Rajinder Nagar.
“I have filed a criminal complaint against the BJP candidate from East Delhi @GautamGambhir over his possession of two voter IDs in two separate constituencies of Delhi, Karol Bagh and Rajinder Nagar. “- @AtishiAAP#GambhirApradh pic.twitter.com/0ugPBnx0Vf
— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) April 26, 2019
“Under Section 17, read with Section 31, false declaration in the matter of electoral rolls is punishable with jail time of up to one year,” Atishi had tweeted.
— Atishi (@AtishiAAP) April 26, 2019
Delhi, which has seven Lok Sabha constituencies, will go to polls on May 12.