Delhi HC closes Rs 10 cr defamation suit after Arun Jaitley accepts Arvind Kejriwal's apology

03 April 2018, 02:02 PM

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday closed the Rs 10 crore defamation suit filed by Union minister Arun Jaitley after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal apologised to him. 

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had filed this second defamation suit after Kejriwal's former lawyer Ram Jethmalani allegedly "abused" him in open court during the proceedings of the original defamation suit against the Aam Aadmi Party chief and five other party functionaries. 

Justice Manmohan allowed the settlement application jointly filed by Jaitley and Kejriwal and disposed of the suit following the AAP chief's apology, which was accepted by the BJP leader. 

The court accepted the written undertaking and statement of both the leaders and decreed the suit in accordance with the settlement application.

During the hearing, advocate Anupam Srivastava, appearing for Kejriwal, told the court that the matter was settled and Jaitley accepted the apology tendered by the AAP leader. 

First Published: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 01:55 PM
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