March 6, 9 am news update: Delhi hit-and-run, Gayatri Prajapati case, DDCA defamation suit

By: | Updated: March 6, 2017 8:46 AM

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will today appear before the Delhi High Court in connection with the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) defamation case.

In yet another hit-and-run incident in Delhi, a 17-year-old boy was crushed to death by a speeding Mercedes in national capital’s Paschim Vihar area. (ANI image)

Delhi hit-and-run: Teenage boy killed by speeding Mercedes in Paschim Vihar

In yet another hit-and-run incident in Delhi, a 17-year-old boy was crushed to death by a speeding Mercedes in national capital’s Paschim Vihar area, according to reports. The victim was riding a scooter when he had met with the accident, according the report. It has been learned that he died on the spot. The incident occurred late last night. Delhi police have initiated an investigation and will monitor CCTV footage to identify the person behind the wheel. This is among the number of such incidents that had taken place in the national capital recently.

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Gayatri Prajapati case: Governor Ram Naik should have asked EC instead of Akhilesh Yadav, says JD(U)

A day after Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik sought Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s reply on rape-accused Samajwadi Party leader Gayatri Prajapati’s continuation as cabinet minister, the Janata Dal (United) said the former should have asked the Election Commission (EC) instead of to the Chief Minister. “The Governor should know that currently the Akhilesh Yadav Government is caretaker and the EC is running the government. Therefore, the governor should write to the EC instead of the Chief Minister,” JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav told ANI. Yadav further said Prajapati should follow the law and surrender himself before it. “He is not only an MLA, but, also a minister and should follow the law,” he added.

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DDCA defamation suit: Arun Jaitley to appear before Delhi High Court today

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will today appear before the Delhi High Court in connection with the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) defamation case. He will be cross-examined by counsel for Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders, senior advocate Ram Jethmalani. In the previous hearing, Jaitley tendered evidence in support of his civil defamation suit against Kejriwal and the AAP leaders. Jaitley had filed the suit seeking Rs. 10 crore in damages after Kejriwal and five Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders accused him of alleged irregularities and financial bungling in Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), of which Jaitley was the president for about 13 years until 2013.

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