Arun Jaitley to file defamation case against Kejriwal, Azad

Arun Jaitley

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will file a civil and a criminal defamation case against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and BJP MP Kirti Azad on Monday, said BJP sources.

“No legal notice would be sent to Delhi CM. Apart from Kejriwal, defamation case will also be filed against Kirti Azad. Cases will be also filed against other AAP leaders. The civil defamation case will be filed in the high court and a criminal case will be filed in the Patiala court,” said a Bharatiya Janata Party source.

Jaitley, who headed the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) for 13 years till 2013, has been accused of corruption by Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Kejriwal has demanded Jaitley must resign or be removed from his post as union finance minister to enable an independent probe into DDCA matters.

Former India player Kirti Azad on Sunday alleged massive financial irregularities in Delhi’s cricket board even as the city government said it has ordered a probe into the DDCA’s working.

Addressing the media with former player Bishan Singh Bedi, Azad sought an investigation by the Enforcement Directorate into the working of the DDCA. (IANS)

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