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Punjab and Haryana High Court stays arrest of former AAP leader Kumar Vishwas

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The Punjab and Haryana High Court today has stayed the arrest of poet Kumar Vishwas the former AAP leader in an FIR that was registered against him for giving inflammatory statements against the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal among few other charges. The FIR was registered against him by the Punjab police.

Kumar Vishwas had moved to the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking to quash the FIR registered against him last week.

The former AAP leader was booked by Rupnagar police under sections of the Indian Penal Code for promoting enmity between groups, criminal conspiracy, publishing or circulating news with intent to create enmity on the grounds of religion or race on April 12 .He was also charged under the Representation of People Act on a complaint by Narinder Singh.

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The former AAP leader in his petition seeking quash on the FIR against him, submitted that after AAP came into power in Punjab with thumping majority, the political vendetta began series of complaints and FIRs were registered against its political opponents on the basis of some old tweets and statements in a bid to harass them.

Kumar Vishwas in his argument said that registration of the FIR was unjust and arbitrary. He further said that this was a poor and illegal means to wreak political vengeance, which was also misuse of the State machinery.

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