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The Delhi High Court today disposed of the defamation suit filed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley against disgruntled Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas, after the latter wrote a heartfelt letter requesting him to let go of the suit.
Vishwas, along with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders, had made allegations of corruption against Jaitley during his stint as the President of the Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA).
Kejriwal and his associates had tendered apologies to Jaitley after they were unable to prove the charges in Court. The Delhi High Court had disposed of the suit after Jaitley accepted the same.
However, Kumar Vishwas did not issue an apology at the time, as a result of which, the case against him was still pending. The Court had also asked him to make his stand clear on the defamation suit.
And now, Vishwas has expressed regret for levelling the allegations, stating that he was swayed away by the position taken by his leader Arvind Kejriwal, whom he described as a liar and a coward.
Senior Advocate Rajiv Nayar and Manik Dogra, appearing for Jaitley, stated that their client had accepted the request made by Vishwas. In view of Jaitley’s acceptance, the Court today disposed of the suit against Vishwas.
Read the letter: