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Defamation case: Jethmalani quits as Kejriwal's counsel, seeks Rs 2-cr fee

Today, the Delhi High Court will hear the plea over the use of an 'objectionable word' by Jethmalani

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Ram Jethmalani
Ram Jethmalani

has quit as Chief Minister Kejriwal's counsel in the 10-crore filed by Union Minister This comes as the High on Wednesday will hear the plea over the use of an 'objectionable word' by Jethmalani. 

Jethmalani has demanded Kejriwal to pay him Rs two crore as legal fees, reported the Times of India. Moreover, the lawyer accused the CM of having used even more derogatory language against Jaitley. 

A notice was issued to Kejriwal to respond on why defamation proceedings should not be initiated against him.

Jaitley's application also contends that Kejriwal's intention is to delay the conclusion of recording of evidence by posing irrelevant questions, which are designed to be insulting and annoying.

His application sought directions to expedite the recording of evidence in a time bound, fair, dignified and bonafide manner in the ongoing civil for Rs 10 crore against Kejriwal.

Jaitley's application came in connection with the against Kejriwal in the & District Cricket Association (DDCA) case.

Jaitley had filed a criminal defamation suit against Kejriwal and five other (AAP) leaders including Ashutosh, Kumar Vishwas, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chaddha and Deepak Bajpai.

In his complaint, Jaitley had accused Kejriwal and others of defaming him in a controversy regarding the and sought Rs 10 crore as damages. Jaitley was president of the for over a decade.

First Published: Wed, July 26 2017. 12:53 IST