Defamation case: HC seeks Kejriwal, five AAP leaders’ response

New Delhi, Dec. 22 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked for response of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders on a civil defamation suit filed against them by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Joint Registrar (JR) Kovai Venugopal issued notices to Kejriwal and other AAP leaders — Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Deepak Bajpai — on the suit by Jaitley for issuing allegedly false and defamatory statements against him and his family members.

The court also asked AAP convenor Kejriwal and other leaders of his party to file original documents related to the allegations leveled in the suit against them in one week.

While Kejriwal and Vishwas were not present in the High Court, four of the AAP leaders, Ashutosh, Sanjay, Raghav and Deepak, attended the proceedings.

In a courtroom at the Patiala House courts complex yesterday, Jaitley had alleged that AAP leaders have made completely baseless and defamatory allegations.

The court of the Chief Metroplitan Magistrate then took cognizance of the complaint and posted the case for January 5 when Jaitley will record his testimony. (ANI)

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