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Win for Delhi LG, as HC restrains AAP & its leaders from making defamatory allegations

The LG had moved court over the intensifying ‘mudslinging’ by certain AAP leaders and sought an injunction order against them.

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New Delhi: Giving a major relief for the Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena in the ongoing fight with AAP, the Delhi High Court passed an injunction order and restrained the party leaders from leveling or sharing defamatory & slanderous allegations.

The HC order comes in the backdrop of civil defamation suit filed by VK Saxena against the AAP leaders, who accused him of corruption during his stint as Khadi Commission chairman.

The LG had moved court over the intensifying ‘mudslinging’ by certain AAP leaders and sought an injunction order against them.

The AAP had claimed that LG Saxena facilitated corruption of Rs 1400 crore scam when he was the chairman of Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC). Following this, Saxena had sought an injunction order against AAP leaders Atishi Singh, Saurabh Bhardwaj, Durgesh Pathak, Sanjay Singh & Jasmine Shah and accused them of building a fake propaganda against him on social media to sully his image.

The LG also sought compensation & damages to the tune of Rs 2.5 crore from the AAP leaders in question.

The LG also welcomed the High Court order by tweeting ‘Satyamev Jayate’.

AAP-LG war of words

LG VK Saxena, soon after his appointment, got into war of words with the AAP dispensation after he ordered a probe into Delhi’s liquor policy and also questioned a couple of decisions including alleged irregularity in purchase of low-floor buses.

The fight intensified after AAP refused to back down on ‘policy errors’ and mounted a ‘smear campaign’ to take on the LG. Though it rolled back excise policy days after LG ordered a CBI probe on the recommendation of Chief Secretary but simultaneously launched scathing attack and questioned his credentials during his tenure of KVIC chief.

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