Jethmalani calls Kejriwal a liar, quits as his counsel in the defamation case filed by Jaitley

In an interesting twist to the tale Rs 10-crore defamation suit against Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders filed by Union finance minister Arun Jaitley, senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani has quit as the counsel of the Delhi Chief Minister.

Jethmalani has also asked Kejriwal to settle his pending legal fees, which amounts over Rs 2 crore as per media estimates. In February the Delhi government, on behalf of the Chief Minister and the five other AAP leaders, had cleared a bill of Rs 3.5 crore to Jethmalani by burdening the exchequer.

The development came in the wake of the AAP supremo’s blatant denial of having instructed his lawyer Jethmalani to use “derogatory language” against Jaitley. During the court proceedings on 17 May, Jethmalani had openly called Jaitley a “crook”. This resulted in the High Court expressing its shock and called the comment “scandalous”. Jaitley had asked Jethmalani whether he was authorised to use the derogatory word in behalf of his client Kejriwal to which Jethmalani had replied in the affirmative. Following this, Jaitley had slapped another Rs 10 crore defamation suit against Kejriwal.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

Stung by the fresh defamation case, a worried Kejriwal had filed an affidavit in Delhi high Court stating that it was “inconceivable that he would even think of instructing the senior counsel to use such objectionable words”.

“Neither the defendant (Kejriwal) nor the counsel (Anupam Srivastava) briefing the senior counsel (Jethmalani) gave instructions to the senior counsel to use the objectionable words on May 17, 2017,” Kejriwal had said in the affidavit.

The AAP chief had reportedly written to Jethmalani saying that he had not used any derogatory word against Jaitley, nor did he give any instruction for use of such word. Jethmalani wrote back to Kejriwal saying that he the Delhi Chief Minister had used even even “more derogatory language” against Jaitley during the private discussions with him on this case.

Now Jethmalani claims that Kejriwal is lying:

Jaitley had filed a defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal and 5 AAP leaders in December 2015 stating that they had made “defaming statements” against him regarding his tenure as the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) president from December 1999 to December 2013. The five AAP leaders who are named in the defamation suit, apart from Kejriwal, are Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Deepak Bajpai.


Share This Post and Support:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Most read articles recently

Image Source: DNA

Karnataka: Police arrest techies for chanting Pro-Modi slogans at Rahul Gandhi event in Bengaluru

The police officers who were supposed to act to save the techies from being attacked by the Congress 'goons' not only remained silent but also unleashed its force against them for chanting pro-Modi slogans.
Nehru Gandhi family celebrates birthday in aeroplane

A Pulitzer Prize winning report on Priyanka Gandhi’s aeroplane trip by Mausambi Singh

Priyanka Gandhi took an IndiGo flight from Delhi to Lucknow, and it was a flight to remember.

Fact Check: Did 350 people convert to Islam in New Zealand after the Christchurch Mosque attack?

Many people spreading a fake news on social media that 350 people converted to Islam in New Zealand after the Christchurch Mosque attack

Aaj Tak channel spots lone anti-BJP voice in a crowd in viral video, uses him in multiple shows to attack BJP

Aaj Tak picked an anti-BJP man from a viral video where he was arguing with dozens of people

Shabbir Gurfan from Surat arrested for sending obscene pic to Barkha Dutt, three others for sending obscene texts

Shabbir Gurfan Pinjari, a Surat resident who allegedly sent Barkha Dutt a d*ck pic, works as a butcher
Mamata Banerjee shielding her family

West Bengal police shields wife of Mamata’s nephew as she is caught with 2 kg gold at Kolkata airport: report

This news has led a political storm where political parties are questioning the delinquency and the bias of the West Bengal Government
When Manohar Parrikar found $3 billion of our money lying forgotten in a US account

When Manohar Parrikar found $3 billion of our money lying forgotten in a US account

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had revealed that he had found $3 billion (or Rs 20,000 crore) of Govt of India money lying forgotten in a US account.

131 chartered accountants debunk the politically motivated baseless allegations of some economists and social scientists

CAs appeal to the professionals around the world to come together to present the true picture of India and counter baseless allegations with political motivations

As Congress appears lazy about its election strategy, journalists get restless with polling dates approaching

Some journalists, as we know, have been known for trying to push a narrative through their tweets and articles for quite some time now

‘Krantikari’ journalist Punya Prasun Bajpai sacked, again, this time from Surya Samachar

Punya Prasun Bajpai and his team of 25 had joined Surya Samachar last month

Latest articles

Connect with us

147,522FansLike
119,101FollowersFollow
30,055SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these


Share This Post and Support: