DDCA: Delhi HC asks Kejriwal, Azad to file statements

PTIUpdated: Friday, May 31, 2019, 05:37 PM IST
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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad to file written statements in a civil defamation suit filed against them by the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA).

DDCA had on Saturday filed defamation suits seeking Rs 2.5 crore damages from both of them for making defamatory statements about the cricketing body.

DDCA’s legal counsel had reportedly claimed, that allegations regarding financial irregularities and corruption in selections at the junior level were “maligning the image” of the cricket body.

Kejriwal is also facing a criminal defamation case filed against him and five other AAP leaders by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for allegedly defaming him in the Delhi and District Cricket Board (DDCA) controversy.

Jaitley has reportedly sought damages of Rs 10 crore from them.

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