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Arun Jaitley files another Rs 10-cr defamation suit against Arvind Kejriwal after his lawyer Ram Jethmalani calls him 'crook'

Last Week, A Verbal Spat Between Union Minister Arun Jaitley And Senior Advocate Ram Jethmalani Had Been Witnessed In The Delhi High Court During The Former’s Cross-examination In A Defamation Case Against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vikas Mehta | Updated on: 22 May 2017, 12:18:22 PM
Jaitley files another Rs 10 cr defamation suit against Kejriwal (File photo)

New Delhi:

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Monday filed another Rs ten crore defamation suit against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal after the latter’s lawyer Ram Jethmalani called him a “crook” in court.

Kejriwal’s lawyer Ram Jethmalani used the statement 'guilty of crimes and crookery'. The matter is likely to be heard on Tuesday in the Delhi High Court.

Jaitley’s lawyer Manik Dogra said, “We have filed a fresh suit for defamation against Arvind Kejriwal seeking 10 crore in damages for ex facie defamation as his lawyer Ram Jethmalani in open court called Jaitley a crook. The statement of Jethmalani was recorded in the judicial order where he has stated that his said the words on specific instructions of his client.”

Last week, a verbal spat between Union Minister Arun Jaitley and senior advocate Ram Jethmalani had been witnessed in the Delhi High Court during the former’s cross-examination in a defamation case against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The recording of Jaitley’s statement in a civil defamation suit of Rs 10 crore filed by him against Kejriwal and other AAP functionaries could not take place as the Minister objected to the use of a word against him by the noted lawyer representing the Chief Minister.

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The Finance Minister, who appeared before Joint Registrar Deepali Sharma, had lost his cool and asked Jethmalani whether the word was used as per instructions from Kejriwal.

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First Published : 22 May 2017, 11:51:00 AM