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HC acquits Kejriwal, others in criminal defamation case filed by Jaitley

This comes after FinMin accepted a joint apology letter written by Arvind Kejriwal and AAP leaders Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Ashutosh

ANI  |  New Delhi 

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File photo of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

High Court on Tuesday issued decree in two civil defamation cases filed by Jaitley against and five others over the alleged unsavoury statements made against minister.

A criminal defamation case filed against Kejriwal and others has also been withdrawn from the

minister Jaitley had filed two civil defamation cases of Rs 100 million each against Kejriwal and other leaders. All six had alleged financial irregularities in the and when Jaitley was its

Kejriwal and leaders Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Ashutosh, in a joint letter on Monday, apologised to Jaitley in connection with the comments made against him.

"I offer my sincere apology to you and your family members for any harm caused to your reputation as a consequence of my allegation," Kejriwal's letter read.

The second civil suit was filed against the chief after his ex-used an objectionable word against Jaitley during the hearing of the first case in 2017.

First Published: Tue, April 03 2018. 18:38 IST
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