HC allows Kejriwal to call two documents in Jaitley defamation case

Delhi High Court on Monday allowed the plea of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal calling for two DDCA documents in connection with a defamation suit filed against him by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Jaitley has filed Rs 10 crore defamation case against Kejriwal and five other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Raghav Chadha, Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh and Deepak Bajpai for accusing the BJP leader of corruption when he was DDCA President.

Kejriwal has filed an appeal before Delhi High Court challenging the order of the Joint Registrar who has dismissed his plea to summon the minutes of meeting of DDCA and the other two documents.

Jaitley’s cross examination in the suit is going on before a Joint Registrar who has directed Kejriwal to wind up the cross examination on February 12 itself.

The court at the time of hearing said it cannot understand how the minutes meetings were relevant to this defamation suit against Kejriwal. Moreover, no grounds were given by the Kejriwal for summoning the details.

Manmohan after hearing the appeal said that the court was allowing Kejriwal’s plea to summon only two documents of February 10, 2003 and April 6, 2003, with which Jaitley can be confronted during his cross-examination.

 

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