Delhi High Court dismisses plea by AAP leader in Jaitley’s defamation case


The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed a plea filed by Aam Aadmi Party’s spokesperson Deepak Bajpai, who had moved the court seeking rejection of a defamation suit filed against him by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

A bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi dismissed the plea

Bajpai had contended that Jaitley in his defamation suit had not made any specific averments against him and thus, he should be removed as a defendant.

According to PTI, the court then said, “In the plaint the plaintiff has repeatedly said ‘all defendents’, so it doesn’t mean that the plaint should exclusively mention defendent 6.”

Last week, Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal has sought three weeks time from High Court, to respond in defamation case filed by Jaitley.

Jaitley had filed cases against Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders in DDCA corruption case.

In his application filed before CMM Sanjay Khangwal, Jaitley had also sought summoning of records of DDCA for the relevant period in which he was the President of the cricketing body.

Jaitley has sought Rs 10 crore in damages from Kejriwal and the five leaders — Raghav Chadha, Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh and Bajpai, for issuing allegedly false and defamatory statements against him and his family in connection with alleged irregularities in DDCA when he was its President.