Arun Jaitley files petition to expedite DDCA trial

Union minister Arun Jaitley filed an application in the Delhi High Court to expedite proceedings in the DDCA defamation case filed by him against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five AAP leaders.

Written by Manish Raj | New Delhi | Published: July 15, 2017 2:05 am
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Union minister Arun Jaitley filed an application in the Delhi High Court to expedite proceedings in the DDCA defamation case filed by him against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five AAP leaders.

“A person who has submitted to the majesty and jurisdiction of the High Court deserves to be protected from…vicious, offensive and malicious attack in garb of cross-examination,” the application said. “It is evident that the defendant (Kejriwal) was attempting to delay the trial in the present suit. He has made a mockery of the evidence proceedings before this… court,” it added.

Counsel for Jaitley, Manik Dogra, said, “The applicant (Jaitley) has sought damages (of Rs 10 crore) for false malicious, concocted, and per se defamatory allegations made by each of the defendants against the applicant and his family members.”

As the suit was at the stage of cross-examination, Kejriwal’s counsel Ram Jethmalani had examined Jaitley on four occasions this year. During the proceedings, the questions put to Jaitley were “ex-facie abusive and defamatory”, the application said. Besides, the questions were “designed to annoy/insult” Jaitley, it added.

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    M.S.K.Dhev
    Jul 21, 2017 at 2:11 pm
    If Mr. Jaitly wants the case to be expedited he should produce the minutes AK and his lawyer have demanded in the court without delay.
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      Malay Dasgupta
      Jul 20, 2017 at 3:49 am
      Yes, the case should be decided expeditiously. Why only this case? I wonder why cases drag on on in India.
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        Truth
        Jul 15, 2017 at 8:26 am
        Jaitley wants to ensure that the DDCA scam doesn't haunt him in case he is out of power in 2019 hence the need to expedite ( while he has all the power to subvert) !!!
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          ak dev
          Jul 15, 2017 at 8:42 am
          What power are you talking about? He can't even shut your mouth. You seem to like Jethmalani's abusing langauge used during cross examination of Jaitley.
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            Truth
            Jul 15, 2017 at 9:36 am
            You along with the other Bhakt Trolls are abusive and just can't shut your mouth----I state facts which you find hard to digest ----And I don't need language lessons from slum dwellers like you !!!
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              litapen97@yahoo.com
              Jul 15, 2017 at 12:46 pm
              Jethmalani is a crankey old man and has lost his marbles and refuses to retire and give it a rest!
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            Ramesh Athavale
            Jul 15, 2017 at 6:39 am
            procrastination is the only recourse left for Kejriwal and his gang of five, to delay the guilty verdict in this case.
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              Chander Pal
              Jul 15, 2017 at 6:12 am
              We are witnessing a new low in politics of first defame without much evidence then hire the noisiest lawyers on tax payers money and then delay through legal means. We want to know the truth. If AK is that pure let him also pray for fast track trial.
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