Delhi HC rejects AAP leader’s plea in defamation case

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New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday dismissed the plea of an AAP leader seeking to strike off new allegations levelled by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in a civil defamation case against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other party leaders.

A division bench of Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Mukta Gupta rejected Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh’s plea where he challenged a order of single judge dated April 29, by which Jaitley’s rejoinder, raising a fresh allegation against AAP leaders, to replies of Kejriwal, Ashutosh and four others, who are party in the defamation suit.

Jaitley filed a civil defamation case against Kejriwal and AAP leaders Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Deepak Bajpayee that they made “false and defamatory” statements in a case involving the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), thereby harming his reputation.

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