Published On : Wed, Mar 1st, 2017

Delhi HC dismisses Kejriwal’s plea seeking Jaitley’s financial details

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s application seeking bank account details of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and his family.

Last week, Kejriwal had moved the court seeking details of bank accounts, tax returns and other financial records of Jaitley who has filed a defamation suit against him.

The Aam Aadmi Party supremo in his application had contended that he is seeking such financial records of Jaitley and his family members from 1999-2000 to 2014-15, “to disprove” the claims made by the senior BJP leader against him and five other party leaders who were named in the defamation case.

Jaitley had filed the suit in 2015 seeking Rs 10 crore damages from Kejriwal, Raghav Chadha, Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh and Deepak Bajpai.

The AAP leaders had allegedly attacked Jaitley and his family members in various fora, including social media, over alleged irregularities and financial bungling in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) of which he was the president for about 13 years till 2013.