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The Patiala High Court on Saturday will start the trial in a criminal defamation case filed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) matter.
Earlier in March, in a major jolt to Kejriwal, a Delhi Court put the former on trial in the criminal defamation case.
Jaitley had filed a criminal defamation complaint against Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders for allegedly defaming him in the Patiala House Court, while a civil defamation case was filed in the Delhi High Court.
Jaitley had filed the suit seeking Rs 10 crore in damages after Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders accused him of alleged irregularities and financial bungling in the DDCA, of which Jaitley was the president for about 13 years until 2013.