HC allows Kejriwal’s plea seeking documents

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New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday allowed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s plea seeking two documents in a defamation case filed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

The two documents of February 10, 2003, and April 6, 2003, are related to the minutes of meeting of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). Justice Manmohan allowed Kejriwal’s plea as he had sought them to confront Jaitley during his cross-examination on February 12.

However, the court has denied Kejriwal’s plea to summon the entire minutes of meetings of the cricket body between 1999 and 2013, when Jaitley was president of the DDCA. The court said it cannot understand how the minutes were relevant to this defamation suit against Kejriwal but granted him liberty to file another application in a proper manner.

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Jaitley is being cross-examined by Kejriwal in connection with the DDCA defamation case filed by the Minister.

In December 2015, Jaitley filed a civil defamation case against Kejriwal and AAP leaders Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Deepak Bajpayee, claiming that they made “false and defamatory” statements in the case involving DDCA, thereby harming his reputation.

Jaitley has sought Rs 10 crore in damages from Kejriwal and other AAP leaders. He had claimed that the AAP leaders attacked him over alleged irregularities and financial bungling in Delhi’s cricket association, of which he was the President for about 13 years.

–IANS

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