On August 23, 2017, The Delhi High Court issued a fresh notice to the Chief Minister, Mr. Arvind Kejrival, seeking fresh reply for allegedly faking a false affidavit stating that he had not instructed his counsel to use such derogatory words.
This notice has been issued after the Union Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley filed a fresh plea against the former, in pursuance of the remarks that were passed by the his Counsel, under the directions of the Delhi CM.
Senior advocates Rajiv Nayar and Sandeep Sethi, appearing for the Union finance minister, have further urged the court to allow them to file a criminal complaint against Kejriwal for making a false statement and filing a false affidavit.
Mr. Justice Manmohan has thus, issued notice to Mr. Kejriwal and has sought his response within four weeks.
Kejriwal and several AAP leaders are facing a criminal defamation suit after they claimed that Jaitley was allegedly involved in corrupt practices when he was the chairman of the Delhi & District Cricket Association. Jaitley has sought Rs 10 crore in damages and told the court he will revise the figure if Kejriwal has directed Jethmalani to abuse him during the hearing.
The matter has now been listed to be heard on December 11.