Jaitley defamation: Court order on summons on March 9

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New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday fixed March 9 for delivering the order on the issue of summoning Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and others in a criminal defamation case filed by union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sumit Dass, who was scheduled to pass its order on Tuesday, deferred it for March 9.

Jaitley has filed a complaint against Kejriwal and five other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders. he had told the court on January 5 that Kejriwal and the five people had given “false” and “defamatory” statements against him, harming his reputation.

He said the AAP leaders made the statements with the intention to deflect attention from a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigation against a particular civil servant who was working with Kejriwal and against whom a third party had filed a complaint.

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Jaitley requested the court to initiate proceedings against Kejriwal, Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Deepak Bajpayee for defaming him.

Jaitley, who headed the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) for 13 years till 2013, has been accused of corruption by Delhi’s ruling AAP but has denied the allegations.

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