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Jaitley defamation case: Court summons Kejriwal, 5 others

PTI
Published Mar 9, 2016, 4:25 pm IST
Updated Mar 9, 2016, 4:52 pm IST
Jaitley filed a defamation case against Kejriwal, other AAP leaders over DDCA controversy.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (Photo: PTI/DC)
 Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (Photo: PTI/DC)

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other Aam Aadmi Party leaders were on Wednesday summoned as accused by a court here in a criminal defamation complaint filed against them by Union Finance minister Arun Jaitley and asked to appear before it on April seven.

Besides Kejriwal, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sumit Dass also summoned Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Deepak Bajpai to appear before the court.

 

The court has summoned them for the alleged offences under sections 500(criminal defamation) and 34(common intention) of the IPC.

"I am summoning Arvind Kejriwal, Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Deepak Bajpai for April 7," the judge said while pronouncing the order.

Jaitley had filed a criminal defamation complaint against Kejriwal and the AAP leaders for allegedly defaming him in the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) controversy.

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