DDCA Files Defamation Suits Against Arvind Kejriwal And Kirti Azad In Delhi HC

10/01/2016 8:52 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - DECEMBER 27: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a function of retail traders meeting at Constitution Club on December 27, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Arvind Kejriwal said that laws which are hampering the business will be changed and also raised his concern over the falling tax collections this year despite several measures by the government for their benefit. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) yesterday filed defamation suits in Delhi High Court against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and BJP MP Kirti Azad for allegedly making defamatory remarks against it regarding its functioning and finances.

"We (DDCA) have filed civil defamation suits against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Kirti Azad seeking Rs 2.5 crore as damages from each of them for their defamatory remarks against us," DDCA treasurer Ravinder Manchanda told PTI.

Advocate Sangram Patnaik also confirmed that the defamation suits have been filed seeking Rs 2.5 crore damages against both of them.

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He further said that the allegations against DDCA regarding financial irregularities and corruption in selections at the junior level were "maligning the image" of the cricket body.

Kejriwal and five others of his party have already been dragged to the high court by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for issuing allegedly false and defamatory statements against him and his family members.

Jaitley has sought damages of Rs 10 crore from them.

Apart from this, other six Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders are also facing a criminal defamation case filed against them in the trial court by the minister.

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