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Delhi High Court seeks Kejriwal's reply on Jaitley's fresh application

Justice Manmohan issued notice to Kejriwal and sought his response

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

The High today sought Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's response on a plea seeking action against him for allegedly filing a false affidavit that he had not instructed his counsel to use derogatory words against Union minister

Justice Manmohan issued notice to Kejriwal and sought his response within four weeks. He listed the matter for December 11.


Jaitley has filed a Rs 10 crore defamation suit against Kejriwal and five other leaders.

He said in a fresh application that Kejriwal had filed a reply denying that he had instructed his senior lawyer to make derogatory comments. However, this was opposed by his former counsel two days later.

Senior advocates Rajiv Nayar and Sandeep Sethi, appearing for the Union finance minister, urged the to allow them to file a criminal complaint against Kejriwal for making a false statement and filing a false affidavit.

First Published: Wed, August 23 2017. 13:21 IST
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