AAP leaders Durgesh Pathak and Sanjay Singh on Friday filed a defamation suit against their party colleagues Delhi MLA Devender Sehrawat, Pavittar Singh and Lakhwinder Kaur, and also former colleague Hardip Singh Kingra.
The court has adjourned the matter till October 8 for the preliminary evidence.
Sanjay Singh and Pathak have filed four separate complaints which were taken up by the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Akshdeep Mahajan.
They have alleged that, he was damaging the image of the party at the behest of the Opposition.
Sehrawat had also written to the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, allegedly saying that the complainants were indulging in sexual exploitation of women aspirants for the tickets from various constituencies in Punjab.
AAP leaders Sanjay Singh and Dilip Pandey during a press conference Monday
In another, the duo alleged that Lakhwinder Kaur and Pavittar Singh had been repeatedly asking them to issue an AAP ticket to Lakhwinder Kaur from Phillaur for the year 2017 Vidhan Sabha elections.
Thereafter, the accused has held a press conference earlier this year, wherein the accused said that Singh and Pathak had further demanded Rs 50 lakh for the said seat.
In the complaint which was filed by Pathak against Kingra, the complainant said that, Kingra resigned when he came to know he would not get a ticket from Faridkot. Kingra then held a press conference in Chandigarh on September 1 wherein he had played an audio recording, purportedly between AAP worker from Samrala, Paramjit Dhillon and party’s Ludhiana sector observer Ambrish Trikha.
In the said audio, Trikha was heard asking Dhillon that he will have to pay Rs 5 lakh per month to meet Pathak.
In the separate complaint filed by Singh, it was stated that in the same press conference, Kingra stated that a member of fund raising committee, Surinder Singh Arora, collected Rs 6 lakh and deposited only Rs 1 lakh to the party account and gave Rs 5 lakh to the complainant.