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Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday said lawyer Ram Jethmalani had contacted him over mafia don Dawood Ibrahim’s readiness to surrender in the 1990s when Pawar was Maharashtra chief minister but the don had put forward conditions which were not acceptable.

The conditions put forth for the surrender by the don were not acceptable to the state government and hence it was rejected, the Nationalist Congress Party president told media persons here.

The incident took place when Pawar – who then belonged to the Congress party – was the chief minister.

“It is true that Ram Jethmalani had given the proposal about Dawood’s willingness to surrender. But, there was the condition that he should not be kept in jail. He wanted to remain in a house. This was not acceptable to us, we said he must face the law,” Pawar said.

The NCP supremo was reacting to Jethmalani’s charge that the state government rejected an offer by Dawood to return to India. He said that Dawood was ready to go under house arrest. He also wanted a guarantee that he would not be subjected to third-degree torture by the Indian authorities.

Jethmalani claimed Dawood made the offer to surrender when they met in London but the subsequent terms and conditions were not acceptable either to Pawar or the then central government.

(IANS)

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  • Arvind Kejriwal was asked to clarify if he lied about calling Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley a crook
  • The Chief Minister is now supposed to offer his defense to the Delhi High Court
  • Jethmalani says that the Chief Minister owes him two crores for his appearances

New Delhi, Aug 23, 2017:  Aam Admi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal was asked to clarify if he lied in court by pretending that he did not ask for abusive language to be used against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, mentioned NDTV report.

Previously, Kejriwal stated in the court that he had not instructed his former counsel Ram Jethmalani to use  “crook” to describe the union minister in court. But Jethmalani claims that the Chief Minister used harshly insulting words to attack Jaitley.

Jethmalani declared that according to Jaitley, Kejriwal had misled the court by denying the allegations. In fact, he says Jethmalani has written to him to insist that was the case.
The Chief Minister is now supposed to offer his defense to the Delhi High Court.

In 2015, Jaitley sued Kejriwal and five top leaders of his Aam Aadmi Party for defamation after they accused him of corruption during his 13-year tenure as the top boss of the DDCA, the powerful cricket association that handles Delhi and its surrounding areas.  In two separate cases – criminal and civil – Jaitley has sought damages of 10 crores.

Also Read: Ram Jethmalani Exposes Arvind Kejriwal. Says, Kejriwal was Fixated on calling Jaitley Crooked 

During court the proceedings last month, Jaitley complained to Jethmalani’s language and said ‘Kejriwal’s team is delaying hearings in the Delhi High Court.’

The court asked Kejriwal to abstain from “scandalous” and “indecent language.”

After the Chief Minister said that he had not approved the abusive words, the lawyer riposted in a blog: “Ask your conscience how many times you used worse abuses than a mere ‘crook.’ You have hundred times asked me to teach this crook a lesson.”

Jethmalani says that the Chief Minister owes him two crores for his appearances. It seems that, in his new enmity with Kejriwal, he has become an indirect ally of Jaitley.


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