Above: (Left) Kirti Azad and Chetan Chauhan
In a season of defamation cases, many of them related to the DDCA, two cricketers-turned politicians are now at loggerheads. Former India opener Chetan Chauhan had filed a criminal defamation suit against BJP MP Kirti Azad.
Azad has come the Delhi High Court against a trial court decision. The court of Justice A K Pathak is hearing it.
On the last date of hearing (November 16, 2017), Chauhan had filed a reply but, the petitioner’s (Azad) advocate contended that he had not received the copy of the reply. The court had said that a copy of the reply given to the petitioners and the rejoinder shall be filed by him.
Petitioner Azad had requested the exemption from personal appearance before the trial court in January 2018 which was granted by the judge.
The case has been adjourned to August 28.
—India Legal Bureau