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Delhi HC seeks Kejriwal's reply on plea against filing of false affidavit

PTI
Published Aug 23, 2017, 1:00 pm IST
Updated Aug 23, 2017, 1:00 pm IST
Union Minister Arun Jaitley has filed a Rs 10 crore defamation suit against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and 5 others AAP leaders.
Justice Manmohan issued notice to AAP Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and sought his response within four weeks. (Photo: PTI)
 Justice Manmohan issued notice to AAP Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and sought his response within four weeks. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's response on a plea seeking action against him for allegedly filing a false affidavit that he had not instructed his counsel to use derogatory words against Union minister Arun Jaitley. 

Justice Manmohan issued notice to Kejriwal and sought his response within four weeks. He listed the matter for December 11. 

 

Jaitley has filed a Rs 10 crore defamation suit against Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders. 

He said in a fresh application that Kejriwal had filed a reply denying that he had instructed his senior lawyer to make derogatory comments. However, this was opposed by his former counsel Ram Jethmalani two days later. 

Senior advocates Rajiv Nayar and Sandeep Sethi, appearing for the Union finance minister, urged the court to allow them to file a criminal complaint against Kejriwal for making a false statement and filing a false affidavit.

 

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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