Arvind Kejriwal's denial of instruction to Jethmalani 'belated' and 'afterthought': Arun Jaitley

Union Minister Arun Jaitley today termed as "bald and belated" Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's denial in Delhi High court that he had not instructed his former lawyer Ram Jethmalani to use defamatory words against the BJP leader.

Jaitley contended that the Aam Aadmi Party leader has neither substantiated his claim that he did not instruct his former lawyer to use such words, nor initiated any action against Jethmalani for using scandalous words without his permission. The response of the senior BJP leader along with the evidence he was relying on was taken up today before Joint Registrar Pankaj Gupta in the second Rs 10 crore defamation case filed by Jaitley against Kejriwal for the defamatory words used against him by the veteran lawyer.

The Joint Registrar listed the case before the regular court on November 7 after conclusion of admission and denial of the evidence submitted by Jaitley through his lawyer Manik Dogra. Kejriwal's lawyer, Anupam Srivastava, today denied before the joint registrar the newspaper reports, electronic records of the news and interviews given by Jethmalani and the photocopy of the court records, all of which carried the defamatory words used by the senior lawyer while cross- examining Jaitley.

The senior advocate had used the words while cross- examining the Union Minister in an earlier Rs 10 crore defamation case filed by the BJP leader against ...

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