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NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Saturday set chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on trial in a criminal denouncement case filed against him by Union finance minister Arun Jaitley in the DDCA topic.
Chief metropolitan magistrate Sumit Dass enclosed the defamation notice against Kejriwal and other AAP leaders.Kejriwal and the other accused pleaded not guilty and claimed trial.
The trial in the case will start on May 20.
Jaitley had charged the defamation suit in 2015 seeking Rs 10 crore indemnity from Kejriwal and AAP leaders Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Deepak Bajpayee, claiming that they made “forged and defamatory” statements in the case connecting DDCA, thereby destruction his reputation.
The AAP leaders had purportedly showed aggression on Jaitley and his family members in various fore, including social media, over alleged abnormality and financial unskilled in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), of which he was the president for about 13 years till 2013.
former, the Delhi high court had give notice to Kejriwal’s plea seeking details of bank accounts, tax returns and other financial records of finance minister Arun Jaitley in the defamation case.
The high court said that Kejriwal’s plea, which also sought the bank statements of Jaitley’s family members and companies in which he or they had over 10 per cent shareholding, was a “fishing or nomadic enquiry” and did not have any merit.
Kejriwal and five other Aam Aadmi Paty leaders pleaded not responsible and claimed trial. The next hearing in the case will take place on May 20.
Advocates from both the sides indulged in a impassioned argument over non-appearance of Jaitley after Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Sumit Dass ongoing the proceedings