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Jaitley accuses Kejriwal of defaming him, records statement

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New Delhi: Accusing Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of making false statements against him, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday recorded his statement here in a court regarding a criminal defamation complaint filed by him.

Jaitley has filed complaint against Kejriwal and five other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Khanagwal recorded the statement of Jaitley as the complainant witness in the case, who appeared before the court amidst tight security.

The proceeding was held in-camera for reasons of security.  According to court sources, Jaitley told court that Kejriwal and the five people had given "false" and "defamatory" statements against him, harming his reputation.

He requested the court to initiate proceedings against Kejriwal, Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Deepak Bajpayee for defaming him. The court also recorded the statement of chairman and editor-in-chief of India TV Rajat Sharma as complainant witness and posted the matter for February 3 for next hearing.

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