Defamation case: Arvind Kejriwal moves Delhi HC, seeks Arun Jaitley’s bank account details, I-T filings

The case was filed in December 2015. A separate criminal defamation case was also filed by the minister, which is being heard at the Patiala House court.

Written by Anindya Thakuria | New Delhi | Updated: March 1, 2017 4:03 pm
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CHIEF MINISTER Arvind Kejriwal Saturday moved the Delhi High Court seeking Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s bank account details, and income tax and wealth tax filings, in connection with the defamation case filed against him and five other AAP leaders by the minister.

Jaitley has sought compensation to the tune of Rs 10 crore from Kejriwal and the others for allegedly issuing false and defamatory statements against him and his family in connection with alleged financial irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), while he was the president between 2000 and 2013.

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The minister had told the court that he did not receive any money for his services to the cricket body. Kejriwal, however, filed an application requesting bank account details and tax filings of the senior BJP leader and his immediate family. The application added that these documents are necessary to verify claims made by Jaitley that he did not take any money from the DDCA.

The case was filed in December 2015. A separate criminal defamation case was also filed by the minister, which is being heard at the Patiala House court. The other AAP leaders named in the case are Raghav Chadha, Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh and Deepak Bajpai.

The AAP had raised allegations over the money spent on the construction of the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, and sponsorship deals with a company for use of private boxes.

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Jaitley had alleged that the AAP leaders had “collectively undertaken a false/malicious defamatory campaign” to “gain political mileage and other unwarranted benefits at the cost of causing irreversible damage” to him and his family, as they were “political opponents of the BJP”.

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    Rajan Ranga
    Apr 24, 2017 at 2:48 pm
    the onus is you to provide the details kejriwal ,
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      arunjain
      Apr 20, 2017 at 8:15 am
      This will scare Jaitley. If he is clean, he should not object. If he objects then he is not clean.
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        Rajan Ranga
        Apr 24, 2017 at 2:50 pm
        looks like u are lost the plot , if u claim corruption u should prove it isn't it . well with kejriwal it is a different issue , he had 370 pages of corruption against sheila dixit but still could not prove her corruption
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        VISWALINGAM
        Feb 26, 2017 at 6:16 am
        KEJERIWAL KNOWS NOTHING EXCEPT THE ART OF BLAMING , GOSSIPING AND FIGHTING ! PEOPLE OF DELHI VOTED HIM TO POWER WITH A GREAT EXPECTATION THAT HE WOULD WORK HARD FOR THE DEVELOPMENT , BUT CONTRARILY HE HAS BEEN PICKING UP QUARREL WITH EVERYONE AND BEHAVING LIKE A ROWDY , ALMOST MARRING THE ETHOS OF CM POST . HE IS NOT LESS EFFICIENT THAN RAHUL IN THE ART OF COMEDY ( ALL MYANMAR TAMIL HINDU FANS OF PM MODI )
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          Juju
          Apr 17, 2017 at 11:58 pm
          How can 2 of the same trade live in one city ..Kejriwal should know that he is only a CM and not PM. He has no right to behave like a PM
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          VISWALINGAM
          Feb 26, 2017 at 6:16 am
          KEJERIWAL KNOWS NOTHING EXCEPT THE ART OF BLAMING , GOSSIPING AND FIGHTING ! PEOPLE OF DELHI VOTED HIM TO POWER WITH A GREAT EXPECTATION THAT HE WOULD WORK HARD FOR THE DEVELOPMENT , BUT CONTRARILY HE HAS BEEN PICKING UP QUARREL WITH EVERYONE AND BEHAVING LIKE A ROWDY , ALMOST MARRING THE ETHOS OF CM POST .HE IS NOT LESS EFFICIENT THAN RAHUL IN THE ART OF COMEDY ( ALL MYANMAR TAMIL HINDU FANS OF PM MODI )
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            Golden Arrow
            Feb 26, 2017 at 3:23 am
            Court should fine this crook for the delaying tactics emplo by him!
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              Sambit
              Feb 26, 2017 at 3:23 am
              If Jaitley is so clean and thinks his monetary worth is 10 cr then he should have no problems in sharing his and his immediate family bank details and return statements without any fuss.lt;br/gt;By the way he had lost his Lok Sabha elections last time. He made a back door entry by buying the Rajya Sabha seat which is for grab anyways as nothing explains me how come and what purpose Vijay Malaya, the fugitive, landed up there.lt;br/gt;Kejariwal is no ugpurush but over this issue he has my vote ❤️
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                IML sood
                Feb 26, 2017 at 3:11 am
                Khujli is in dreamland if he thinks that by this delaying tactics he will be able to save himself from noose of law. Slowly but surely he has reap what he sows. His wastage of public money to defend his follis and illegal actions have to accounted for with cost. The rule of law is blind and deaf for hue and cry of Aaptards for their joker master who one day has to face reality.
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                  Juju
                  Apr 18, 2017 at 12:05 am
                  Kejriwal should r know that only people who are more powerful than him have right to waste public money in what ever way they like...for example in site seeing throughout the world
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                  MyTake
                  Feb 26, 2017 at 1:11 am
                  This AAPtard guy is back again in the news! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Why people need to suffer to even hear of him! Write a story about a street vendor who is working hard but honest, which will be more inspiring for the people, not the one who is a chameleon in the making after becoming one of those politicians! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;S c o u n d r e l news t r a d e r s!
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                    PCKULKARNI
                    Feb 26, 2017 at 5:59 am
                    Have you forgotten the humiliating 67 to 3 defeat Inflicted by Kejriwal to BJP?
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                      Pat
                      Feb 26, 2017 at 3:39 am
                      Both are evil at their best. Politicians start doing work for people just fooling looting is not that you are in the government. You state central your expenditure is being paid by common man. People police should take whips stones shoes and shower them with that and then take them to peoples courts not to Indian judiciary which is bought by politicos criminals.
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                        ak dev
                        Feb 26, 2017 at 3:07 am
                        When will this criminal be put in Tihar Jail?
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                          Juju
                          Apr 18, 2017 at 12:07 am
                          Immediately after bigger criminal than him are sent to jail.
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                          Chandran
                          Mar 24, 2017 at 11:57 am
                          That is why we are trying to tell the nation that BJP is congressized fully before 2014 election and completed this congressization by the just concluded five state embly elections. Disgruntled Congress Men and Power Hungry and corrupts looks BJP as their saviour now till BJP rules at Center. .
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                            dd
                            Feb 26, 2017 at 1:44 am
                            Barking DOG is back again....Can't control what he speaks now he is diverting court ...He should be in jail or in stan...
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                              Krishna
                              Feb 26, 2017 at 3:13 am
                              Kejri has landed in hot soup by his silly utterancesstead of working for the welfare of delhites,he is wasting time inabusing the F.M/P.Manda host of others.With this defamation case he feels that sooner or the later ,he will get punished by the courtandhis rest of life spent in tihar.This pagal has shown his true worth by not doing any work ,being a worthless fellow.
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                                ggggg
                                Mar 15, 2017 at 2:10 am
                                System is still corrupt, we didn't see any change after BJP came to power ,congress=BJP in corruption ,before i thought Kejri is only blaming but now i find yes he talk correct about corruption that congress=BJP in corruption
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                                  stranger
                                  Feb 26, 2017 at 3:28 am
                                  not commenting about AKs allegation, but the details sought should be provided by all politicians holding positions, including AK himself. if someone refuse he may not hold public office. In country of 1 billion we have enough qualified people who are transparent enough to give these details, perhaps jaitely will himself give if it is a law or he may won't and resign, mere speculation. Honesty and transparency should be first virtue of public life, a rotten fruit is no use however exotic.
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                                    Jaat
                                    Feb 26, 2017 at 3:05 am
                                    A fair investigation into the ets against IT returns and income will open up Pandora's box. Give me one example where an accused BJP has been investigated by the centre. It is big joke. Lets wait for the election results. Everything will come out in the open. People are not fools. Some paid trolls and some bhakts with lead me anywhere does not work for the rrst of the Indians
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                                      Jaat
                                      Feb 26, 2017 at 2:59 am
                                      Bhai kuch facts bolo...not your jargon. Does that mean that no corruption should be brought in public eyes. And give me one corruption that has investigated in any of the scandals where a BJP MP is involved.
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                                        Jaat
                                        Feb 26, 2017 at 3:00 am
                                        Does your dog divert court. Baat karta hai. Speak some logic not rubbish. If you have some arguments post a comment.
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                                          Kirtimaya Varma
                                          Feb 26, 2017 at 1:49 am
                                          Arvind Kejriwal has been the biggest disappointment of independent India. He was a ray of hope when he first made his appearance on the political horizon. I am sure there are many millions like me who looked upon him as the person India was waiting for to clean up the political dirt in the country. But now he has turned out to be the person who has contributed the most to increasing the political filth in contemporary politics. Seeing how much time and energy he spends in much-raking and filth-spreading, I wonder whether he ever gets the time to run the government of Delhi.
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                                            Mahender Goriganti
                                            Feb 26, 2017 at 4:10 am
                                            Counter move with defamation case for the false charges and abuse of legal system.
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