Defamation case: AAP protest submission of incomplete evidence in court

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In the Delhi High Court, the AAP leaders objected to the court’s admissibility of printouts of evidence which Union finance minister Arun Jaitley filed before joint registrar Kovai Venugopal in the Rs 10 crore defamation case against the Delhi CM and five others.

They said he (Jaitley) neither furnished certificate of Section 65B of the Indian Evidence Act nor filed an authentication supporting his evidence hence the documents can’t be declared as evidence.

Senior advocate Pratibha M Singh, appearing for Jaitley, protested against the arguments  of Kejriwal, Raghav Chadha, Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh and Deepak Bajpai, saying as Jaitley has furnished an affidavit, the court may go ahead with the proceedings. She further argued that its delaying tactics on the part of defendants (AAP leaders).

She also said both parties were submitting their documents to the court and in case of an objection, the said party can raise (the objection) before the court during the admission/denial of documents.

During the hearing, the counsel representing AAP leaders said Jaitley’s statement was not complete. To this, the joint registrar fixed the case for 29 March when it will hear arguments of both parties.