Setback for Arvind Kejriwal as Delhi court summons him, 5 AAP leaders in defamation case by Arun Jaitley

In a setback to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and 5 other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders, a Delhi court has issued summons to them in connection with a defamation case filed by Union Finance Minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley.

Updated: Mar 09, 2016, 20:09 PM IST
Setback for Arvind Kejriwal as Delhi court summons him, 5 AAP leaders in defamation case by Arun Jaitley

New Delhi: In a setback to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and 5 other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders, a Delhi court has issued summons to them in connection with a defamation case filed by Union Finance Minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley.

The summons for the Delhi CM and 5 other AAP leaders were issued by Delhi's Patiala House court on Wednesday.

In the summons over case filed by Arun Jaitley, the Patiala House court has directed the Delhi CM and 5 other AAP leaders to appear  before it on April 7.

Jaitley had alleged that Kejriwal and other AAP leaders (Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Deepak Bajpai) had made defamatory statements against him and his family.

Jaitley had said Kejriwal's statement that he received money, when the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium was constructed during his tenure as the DDCA chief, was false.