Arvind Kejriwal seeks time in defamation case filed by Arun Jaitley


Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal has sought three weeks time from High Court, to respond in defamation case filed against him by Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley.

Kejriwal is currently undergoing treatment for his chronic cough in Bengaluru.

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 sought summoning of records of DDCA for the relevant period in which he was the President of the cricketing body.

Jaitley on 5 January had recorded his statement in a defamation case.

His decision to file defamation had come hours after Kejriwal government had announced it was forming a probe panel headed by renowned lawyer Gopal Subramanium to investigate corruption in Delhi District Cricket Association.

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Jaitley was the president of the Delhi cricket body for over a decade, during which period the alleged corruption took place.