Defamation case: FM Arun Jaitley files affidavit against AAP leader Deepak Bajpai in Delhi High Court

By: | Published: September 20, 2017 8:51 AM

Union minister Arun Jaitley opposing the plea of AAP leader Deepak Bajpai on Tuesday filed an affadavit in Delhi High Court.

Arun Jaitley, AAP,  Deepak Bajpai, Delhi High Court, Arvind Kejrial, AAP leaders, DDCAThe affadavit challenged a trial court order in the criminal defamation case and he said that it was a “sorry attempt” to delay the trial. (IE)

Union minister Arun Jaitley opposing the plea of AAP leader Deepak Bajpai on Tuesday filed an affadavit in Delhi High Court. The affadavit challenged a trial court order in the criminal defamation case and he said that it was a “sorry attempt” to delay the trial. Jaitley, in an affidavit, said the AAP leader’s plea was devoid of any merit as no sincere attempt has been made by him to satisfy the grounds for condonation of the gross delay in filing the petition.

According to Jaitley, the plea has been filed after a spn of over one-and-a half years which “establishes a clear case of malafide and a sorry attempt to delay the ongoing trial,”according to PTI. The court was hearing a plea by the AAP leader who along with others was put on trial in the defamation case which was filed by Jaitley against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders in the controversy surrounding the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).

Bajpai has challenged the lower court order summoning and framing notice against him for the alleged offence of defamation. He has also challenged the order by which his application seeking to be heard on the point of notice was also rejected. Justice I S Mehta posted the matter for further hearing on September 21.

(With PTI Inputs)

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