DDCA Files Defamation Suits in HC Against Kejriwal and Azad

DDCA have filed civil defamation suits seeking Rs 2.5 crore as damages for their defamatory remarks.

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DDCA today filed defamation suits in Delhi HC against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and BJP MP Kirti Azad. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)

The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Saturday filed defamation suits in Delhi High Court against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and BJP MP Kirti Azad for allegedly making defamatory remarks against it regarding its functioning and finances.

We (DDCA) have filed civil defamation suits against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Kirti Azad seeking Rs 2.5 crore as damages from each of them for their defamatory remarks against us.

Ravinder Manchanda, DDCA Treasurer

Advocate Sangram Patnaik also confirmed that the defamation suits have been filed seeking Rs 2.5 crore damages against both of them.

He further said that the allegations against DDCA regarding the financial irregularities and corruption in selections at the junior level were “maligning the image” of the cricket body. Kejriwal had accused DDCA officials of seeking sex for cricket selection while Azad had charged them of issuing fake contracts.

Kejriwal and five others of his party have already been dragged to the High Court by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for issuing allegedly false and defamatory statements against him and his family members. Jaitley has sought damages of Rs 10 crore from them.

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