Court Summons Kejriwal & Five Others in Jaitley Defamation Case

Jaitley filed a criminal defamation case against Kejriwal and five others.

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A Delhi court has issued summons to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and five others in a criminal defamation case filed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. (Photo: The Quint)

A Delhi court on Wednesday issued summons to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five others in a criminal defamation case filed by union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the wake of the Delhi and District Cricket Association controversy.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sumit Dass issued summons to Kejriwal and other Aam Aadmi Party leaders-Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Deepak Bajpayee, asking them to appear before the court on 7 April.

Jaitley, who filed the complaint against Kejriwal and the AAP leaders, told the court on 5 January that the AAP members’ “false and defamatory” statements regarding his involvement in the DDCA case had harmed his reputation.

He said the AAP leaders made the statements with the intention to deflect attention from a CBI investigation against a particular civil servant who was working with Kejriwal, and against whom a third-party had filed a complaint.

AAP leaders accused Jaitley, who headed the DDCA for 13 years till 2013, of corruption. He has denied the allegations.

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