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Kejriwal plea to end criminal defamation case tossed

Jaitley also filed a civil defamation suit seeking Rs 10 crore in damages from Kejriwal in relation to DDCA controversy

Sayan Ghosal  |  New Delhi 

Delhi high court on Wednesday refused to dismiss criminal defamation proceedings filed by Union finance minister Arun Jaitley against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders. Jaitley had filed a criminal defamation complaint in December 2015, saying that Kejriwal and others’ comments over his conduct as the then president of Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) had been defamatory. Judge P S Teji said nothing had been brought before the court to show the continuation of the criminal trial constituted an abuse of the process of ...

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First Published: Thu, October 20 2016. 00:03 IST
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