The Delhi High Court has sought Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s response on a plea filed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to expunge remarks made against him by a trial court in a criminal defamation case filed by the BJP leader.
The trial court had dismissed the application filed by Mr Kejriwal and the five Aam Aadmi Party leaders seeking to be heard on the point of framing of notice in the case. The trial court had said the plea was bereft of any merit, malafide and filed solely with a view to stall the proceedings. The High Court will now take up the matter on 13th July.
Mr Jaitley had filed the criminal defamation complaint saying that the accused, including Kejriwal, Ashutosh and Kumar Vishwas, had defamed him in a controversy regarding Delhi and District Cricket Association when he headed it for over a decade.
A civil defamation suit was also filed by Mr Jaitley against them in the Delhi High Court seeking 10 crore rupees as damages.