Arun Jaitley files fresh 10 Crore defamation suit against Arvind Kejriwal

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley filed a fresh defamation suit against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. The lawsuit was filed by Jaitley, over an objectionable word used by Kejriwal’s counsel, Ram Jethmalani. Jaitley had first challenged the Delhi CM, after Kejriwal had alleged that Jaitley was involved in corruption.

Jaitley filed the case against Kejriwal in Delhi High Court after Jethmalani used the word ‘crook’ while cross examining the Finance Minister. The cross examination had to be stopped after a verbal duel broke out between Jaitley & Ram Jethmalani.

Jaitley’s lawyer Manik Dogra told India today that they had filed a fresh defamation suit against Arvind Kejriwal seeking Rs 10 crore in damages for ex-facie defamation as Kejriwal’s lawyer Ram Jethmalani called Mr Jaitley a crook in the open court.

Dogra added that the statement by Jethmalani was recorded in the judicial order, where he had stated that he used the words on ‘specific instructions of his client’ Kejriwal. The fresh defamation suit by Jaitley will now be a fresh case from the ongoing defamation suit filed against Kejriwal & 5 other AAP leaders, also of Rs 10 Crore.

Last week Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley lost his cool, when senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani called him a crook in the open court. Jaitley asked Jethmalani whether the word was used as per the instructions from his client. Jethmalani replied that the said word had been used on the instruction of his client.

Source & Credit: India Today

Tony Joseph