Ex-TV anchor, AAP leader wants Jaitley to testify in Hindi
By Team Legistify / 2017-09-26

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Aam Aadmi Party leader and former TV anchor Ashutosh today moved a city court seeking re-examination of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in vernacular Hindi in a defamation case filed by the BJP leader against him, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and others in the DDCA row.

The former journalist, who has himself been putting forth AAP’s views in Hindi and English news channels with equal elan, moved the plea before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat, saying Jaitely be directed to testify again, now in Hindi, as the law mandated.He claimed that as per law, the proceedings in Delhi courts should be conducted in either English or Hindi whichever language the litigants and counsel can understand.

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Ashutosh has also sought video and audio recordings of the court proceedings while referring to the earlier hearing in which chaotic scenes were witnessed after a lawyer had allegedly threatened another counsel inside the courtroom.


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