Mumbai: Arvind Kejriwal v/s Arun Jaitley Defamation case has been making noise ever since it got started. The Union Minister, Arun Jaitley has filed a Civil Defamation Suit against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders viz; Raghav Chaddha, Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh & Deepak Bajpai for accusing him for monetary irregularities in the DDCA of which Jaitley was the President during 2000 to 2003.
Ram Jethmalani who is arguing in the case for Arvind Kejriwal has reportedly used the word ‘Crook’ for Arun Jaitley by referring to an article in a leading newspaper. This happened while Jethmalani was cross-questioning Arun Jaitley during the hearing in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday.
Arun Jaitley lost his cool when he heard the word from Ram Jethmalani and he asked Jethmalani if he is using the word on the instruction from his client Arvind Kejriwal. He said that there should be a limit to personal malice and that Jethmalani should refrain from using such words. Arun Jaitley’s counsels Rajiv Nayar and Sandeep Sethi accused Ram Jethmalani for raising scandalous questions which he should refrain from doing as the case is against Arvind Kejriwal and not against him.
Ram Jethmalani reportedly nodded his yes to Arun Jaitley’s question of former using the word on the instructions of his client Arvind Kejriwal. When asked Anupam Srivastav, on record advocate for Arvind Kejriwal, Srivastav denied of any such instructions from Arvind Kejriwal.
The heated argument began between Arun Jaitley and Ram Jethmalani when the latter made the charges of one of his articles pertaining to corruption in DDCA was not published in a leading newspaper on Jaitley’s instance. Jethmalani said, “Jaitley is deceiving the people by concealing guilt of his crime”. Jethmalani was objected by Jaitley’s counsels but on continuing his attack on Jaitley, the Registrar objected and told Jethmalani and other Kejriwal’s counsels to stay in the limit.
The hearing is adjourned for further cross-questioning till 28th and 31st July 2017.