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Sr. Adv. Jethmalani quits as Kejriwal’s counsel, seeks ₹2 Crore fee

26 July, 2017:

Ram Jethmalani and Arvind Kejriwal

Jethmalani has asked Arvind Kejriwal to settle his legal fees amounting to more than ₹2 Crore.

Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani has quit as CM Arvind Kejriwal’s counsel in the civil & criminal defamation cases filed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley against the Chief Minister.

Following Arvind Kejriwal’s denial of having instructed the lawyer to use derogatory language against Arun Jaitley during court proceedings on 17th May, the lawyer has written a letter to Kejriwal, accusing him of using even more offensive language against Union Minister Jaitley during private discussions on this case.

The senior advocate used an offensive word, amounting to accusing Jaitley of being a criminal, during proceedings of the ₹10 crore defamation case against Kejriwal and 5 other AAP leaders.

Arun Jaitley asked Jethmalani if the offensive word was spoken on his client’s instruction, the lawyer replied in the affirmative and Jaitley filed another ₹10 crore defamation suit against the Delhi CM.

Thereafter, Kejriwal filed an affidavit in the Delhi High Court & wrote a letter to Mr.Ram Jethmalani saying he hadn’t given any instructions for use of the derogatory word.

In his affidavit, Kejriwal said it’s ” inconceivable that he’d even think of instructing the senior counsel to use such an objectionable words”. “Neither the defendant (Kejriwal) nor the counsel (Anupam Srivastava) briefing the senior counsel (Jethmalani) gave instructions to the senior counsel to use the objectionable words on 17th May, 2017,” Arvind Kejriwal said in the affidavit.

In response to this, after conveying his decision to quit as Kejriwal’s advocate, Jethmalani also told the CM to settle his legal fee, which, would be more than ₹2 crore. This February, the Delhi govt. had, cleared a payment of ₹3.5 crore to Jethmalani, which included ₹1 crore as retainer and ₹22 lakh as fee for each appearance in court.

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  1. No tenders for lawyers were invited to defend kejriwal.Is it not possible that [email protected] will get 2 crores from govt and give 1 crore to kejri !


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