Delhi cricketing body to sue Kejriwal, Azad

New Delhi: DDCA yesterday decided to file a defamation case against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad and other top AAP functionaries for making 'wild and baseless' allegations of corruption against the cricket body.

do you want more proof? AAP leaders Ashutosh, Saurabh Bhardwaj and Dilip Pandey show copies of the ‘letters’ at a press conference in New Delhi yesterday. Pic/pti
Do you want more proof? AAP leaders Ashutosh, Saurabh Bhardwaj and Dilip Pandey show copies of the 'letters' at a press conference in New Delhi yesterday. Pic/PTI

Addressing a press conference, where all top DDCA officials were present, Acting President Chetan Chauhan said that a lot of 'false' charges have been levelled against the state cricket body and it was forced to take legal recourse against those spreading such disinformation.

Treasurer Ravinder Manchanda said that DDCA would file a defamation case against Kejriwal, Azad and all others who were present at the press conference and made the allegations of corruption and financial embezzlement in DDCA.

Chauhan said three agencies are already probing the cases against the DDCA and there was no need for a fresh probe to be initiated by the AAP.   

Fresh allegations against Jaitley

Continuing its offensive against the Union Finance Minister, the AAP yesterday that Jaitley, in his capacity as DDCA president in 2011 ‘pressurised’ the then police commissioner to ‘close’ an investigation involving a cricket club of a private bank. The party released two letters, purportedly written by Jaitley, to former Delhi police commissioner B K Gupta and then Special Commissioner Ranjit Narayan, requesting them to ‘fairly’ deal with the matter and ‘close’ the case since ‘DDCA has done no wrong’.  

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