Delhi CM Kejriwal to face trial in Jaitley defamation case, hearing from May 20

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and 5 totally different AAP leaders had been on Saturday positioned on trial in a jail defamation case filed by Union Minister Arun Jaitley inside the DDCA controversy, amid chaotic scenes in a court docket docket room in Delhi. The trial inside the case will begin on May 20.

Advocates from every the edges indulged in a heated argument over non-appearance of Jaitley after Chief Metropolitan magistrate (CMM) Sumit Dass started the proceedings.

The accused, along with Kejriwal, who had been present sooner than the court docket docket complained of "serious threat" after which the select requested all the people to go outside the court docket docket room, barring those who had been concerned with the case.

The CMM framed uncover in opposition to Kejriwal and totally different AAP leaders – Ashutosh, Kumar Vishwas, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chaddha and Deepak Bajpai – after they pleaded not accountable and claimed trial.

Earlier, on January 30, the court docket docket had dismissed Kejriwal's plea looking for to be heard on degree of framing of uncover.

Jaitley had filed the criticism alleging that the accused had defamed him in a problem regarding Delhi and District Cricket Affiliation (DDCA) when he headed for over a decade.

A civil defamation swimsuit has moreover been filed by Jaitley sooner than the Delhi Extreme Courtroom docket inside the matter looking for Rs 10 crore as damages.