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HC allows Jaitley-Kejriwal to close defamation cases

New Delhi, April 3: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday accepted a joint application by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union Fince Minister Arun Jaitley seeking to withdraw two civil defamation cases.
A city court also allowed their application to close another crimil defamation case.
The application was moved in the high court after Kejriwal apologised to Jaitley and his family members for accusing the Minister of corruption during his 13-year stint at the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). Four other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders — Sanjay Singh, Ashutosh, Deepak Bajpai and Raghav Chadha — also apologised to Jaitley. Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw allowed the joint application of Jaitley, Kejriwal and four other AAP leaders observing that they have settled the issues among them.
However, Jaitley’s counsel told the court that the sixth accused “Kumar Vishwas had not tendered any apology till now and he will pursue the matter against him”.
The court said it will continue hearing the matter against Vishwas and listed it for April 26 for further hearing.
In his letter, Kejriwal said his allegations were based on information and papers furnished by certain individuals who represented to have first-hand insight into the DDCA’s affairs but had “recently discovered that the information and the imputations contained therein are unfounded and unwarranted and I was clearly misinformed into making these allegations”. IANS