press club of india, Indian Tehalka News
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday filed a civil defamation suit in the Delhi High Court against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders for issuing allegedly false and defamatory statements against him and his family members.
Next hearing in Arun Jaitley’s defamation case is on January 5 2016 at 2 p.m.
Mr. Jaitley has sought Rs. 10 crore as damages from Mr. Kejriwal and other AAP leaders — Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Deepak Bajpayee — for their alleged defamatory remarks.
Advocate Manik Dogra said the civil suit on behalf of Mr. Jaitley would come up in the normal course of listing. Mr. Jaitley’s action comes in the backdrop of attacks on him by Mr. Kejriwal and other AAP leaders over alleged irregularities and financial bunglings in Delhi’s cricket body, Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), of which he was the president for about 13 years till 2013.
The Union minister had on Sunday said that he would also filed a criminal defamation case against Mr. Kejriwal and other five AAP leaders at Patiala House court. He chose not to give any legal notice to Mr. Kejriwal and other AAP leaders asking them to apologise or face defamation cases. Instead, the case was straightaway filed in the court.
From: The Hindu