Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has slapped another defamation case of Rs 10 crore against Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal. This was after Kejriwal’s lawyer had called him a ‘crook’ inside court room last week.
Jethmalani on Wednesday had called Jaitley a crook during the cross examination in DDCA defamation case. The use of word ‘crook’ for a senior cabinet minister in the Narendra Modi government resulted in an ugly scene.
Jaitley had accused Jethmalani of calling him ‘crook’ at the behest of Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, his client.
He had warned that if this was the case then he would contemplate raising the damage amount from Rs 10 crore.
The veteran lawyer said that Jaitley was guilty of ‘deceiving the people’ and had concealed his crime and crookery.”
A day later, the Delhi High Court had termed as “scandalous” certain remarks made by Jethmalani against Jaitley during his cross examination in a civil defamation suit filed by the Union Minister.
Jaitley has filed a Rs 10 crore civil defamation suit in the High Court against Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders – Raghav Chadha, Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh and Deepak Bajpai – for accusing him of financial irregularities in Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) of which he was the president for about 13 years till 2013.