In the latest development in the defamation case filed against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi High Court has transferred the case from joint registrar to court cross-examination. The defamation case against Kejriwal has been filed by the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. This latest move makes possible cross-examination of Jaitley for one minute, India Today indicated.
Earlier, on February 5, referring to one of Arun Jaitley’s cross-examination sessions on Arvind Kejriwal’s behalf, the Delhi High Court had said questions put to the Union minister were not relevant to the case and the questioners should have restrained themselves from asking them. The Rs 10 crore defamation case was filed by Jaitley against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders — Arvind Kejriwal, Raghav Chadha, Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh and Deepak Bajpai — for accusing the BJP leader of corruption when he was DDCA president.
(More details awaited)