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Jaitley defamation case: Trial against Kejriwal to start from today

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Patiala High on Saturday will start the trial in a criminal defamation case filed by Union Minister against Chief Minister Kejriwal in the and District Cricket Association (DDCA) matter.

Earlier in March, in a major jolt to Kejriwal, a put the former on trial in the criminal defamation case.

The had also framed a notice against Kejriwal and other (AAP) leaders in this case.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sumit Dass framed defamation notice against Kejriwal and other leaders.

Meanwhile, Kejriwal and other leaders pleaded not guilty and claimed trial.

Jaitley had filed a criminal defamation complaint against Kejriwal and five other leaders for allegedly defaming him in the Patiala House Court, while a civil defamation case was filed in the High

Jaitley had filed the suit seeking Rs 10 crore in damages after Kejriwal and five other leaders accused him of alleged irregularities and financial bungling in the DDCA, of which Jaitley was the president for about 13 years until 2013.

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First Published: Sat, May 20 2017. 01:37 IST