In what could only be a relief for the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as well as cricketer-turned-MP Kirti Azad, it was said that the defamation case by cricketing body DDCA against them has been settled.
DDCA too informed the court that it is withdrawing its Rs. 5 crore defamation suit against the two.
Both Arvind Kejriwal and suspended BJP MP Azad told Justice R S Endlaw that they are withdrawing their allegedly defamatory statements against the DDCA.
Taking note of the submissions, the court disposed of DDCA’s defamation suit.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor Kejriwal’s lawyer, Anupam Shrivastava, handed over in court to the DDCA counsel, Pradeep Chhindra, a letter stating that statements regarding functioning and finances of the cricketing body have been withdrawn.
No reasons were given in the court as to why both of them were withdrawing their statements against DDCA.
The court noted that both the defendants (Mr Kejriwal and Mr Azad) have withdrawn their allegedly defamatory statements, for which DDCA had sought compensation of Rs. 2.5 crore from each of them.
Arvind Kejriwal and Kirti Azad were facing the suit for alleged defamatory criticism of the functioning and finances of the cricketing body.