Delhi HC seeks Kejriwal’s response on defamation case
23 December 2015, Nirapad News: Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought response of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders on a civil defamation suit filed against them by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
Jaitley had filed a separate civil defamation suit in Delhi High Court seeking damages of Rs 10 crore. He had also filed a criminal defamation case in a city court in Delhi.
Registrar (JR) Kovai Venugopal issued a notice to Kejriwal and other AAP leaders — Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Deepak Bajpai — on the suit by Jaitley seeking Rs 10 crore in damages for issuing allegedly false and defamatory statements against him and his family members.
The court also asked AAP convenor Kejriwal and other leaders of his party to file original documents related to the allegations levelled in the suit against them in two week.
While Kejriwal and Vishwas were not present in the High Court, four of the AAP leaders — Ashutosh, Sanjay, Raghav and Deepak — attended the proceedings.
Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha witnessed fifth time adjournment of the House in view of Congress members’ demand for Jaitley’s resignation over his alleged involvement in irregularities in Delhi and District Cricket Association, DDCA, as its chairman. Repeated appeals for order in the House were disregarded by the agitating Congress members.
When Chairman Hamid Ansari took up the question hour, they kept shouting slogans against Jaitley who was present in the House. As the protesters ignored his appeal for order, Ansari adjourned the House till 2 pm.