A trial court in North Goa on Thursday directed a Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO), who was the returning officer during the 2017 Assembly elections, to verify his complaint against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.The SDO had filed the complaint about Mr. Kejriwal’s appeal to voters at public meetings that they should accept money from other parties, but cast their votes only for the Aam Aadmi Party(AAP). Judicial Magistrate First Class Shantashri Sinai Kudchadkar directed SDO Gurudas Dessai to verify the contents of his police complaint made in January last year. The next hearing is scheduled on March 1. The complaint was initially filed as a non-cognisable offence at the Mapusa police station in North Goa, shortly after Mr. Kejriwal gave four speeches on January 8, 2017, as part of the election campaign. In December 2017, election officials moved the trial court at Mapusa to issue directions to the police to register the offence as an FIR under Sections 171 B (inducement) and 171 E (bribery) of the Indian Penal Code.