AAP wants three weeks time to respond to Jaitley’s defamation suit

New Delhi, Dec. 22 (ANI): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday said that it has sought three weeks time from the Delhi High Court to respond to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s defamation suit with regard to accusations related to alleged corruption in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) when the latter was its president.

“Today, the suit filed by Arun Jaitley was listed for the first time in the court. All the defendants, including Kejriwal and other AAP leaders voluntarily appeared in the court, and we requested the court that the matter to be expedited,” senior lawyer H.S. Phoolka told the media here.

“We have taken time, a very small time of just three weeks, to file the written statement, and the court has granted just two weeks time to Arun Jaitley to file the replication; that is a reply to our written statement,” he added.

The court has fixed February 5 for the admission or denial of the admission of documents of both parties, Phoolka said.

“This has been one of the fastest suits which have proceeded in the court, no suit has ever proceeded as fast as this” he added.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has filed a defamation suit in the Patiala House court against Kejriwal and other AAP leaders including Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha, Ashutosh and Deepak Bajpayee seeking damage (Rs 10 crore) for indulging in slander and baseless allegations against him. (ANI)

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