Court reserves verdict on L-G’s plea to restrain AAP from hurling charges

Delhi high court

The Delhi High Court on Thursday reserved order on the plea of Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena seeking direction to restrain the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its leaders from making “false and derogatory” allegations against him and his family.
Saxena has also sought to injunct Aam Admi Party and its leaders to delete or take down the alleged false and libellous posts, tweets, or videos circulated and issued on social media. Saxena has moved a suit of civil defamation against AAP and its leaders Atishi Singh, Saurabh Bharadwaj, Durgesh Pathak, Sanjay Singh, and Jasmine Shah (who was appointed as Vice Chairperson of the Dialogue and Development Commission) for allegedly making derogatory remarks in a press conference and on social media. He has also sought damages and compensation of Rs 2.5 crore along with interest from the political party and its five leaders.
AAP leaders claimed that Saxena was involved in a Rs 1,400 crore scam during his tenure as Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) chairman. The order was reserved after hearing the arguments of the parties for two hours on the application seeking interim relief for LG Saxena. Saxena’s counsel urged the High Court to direct Twitter and YouTube (Google Inc) to take down or remove the tweets, re-tweets, posts, videos, captions, taglines, and pictures of the plaintiff and his family members.