NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Raghav Chadha’s plea where the he had asserted that re-tweeting a tweet of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley cannot amount to defamation.
The High Court was asked by the Supreme Court to take a decision on Chadha’s plea against the trial court's summoning order.
Chadha in his plea had sought setting aside of a trial court order of summoning him in the criminal defamation case filed by Jaitley in Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) row.
Jaitley had filed a criminal defamation suit against Kejriwal and five other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders including Ashutosh, Kumar Vishwas, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chaddha and Deepak Bajpai.
In his complaint, Jaitley had accused Kejriwal and others of defaming him in a controversy regarding the DDCA and sought Rs 10 crore as damages.
Jaitley was president of the DDCA, he had held from 2000 to 2013.