Kejriwal in legal trouble, Kapil Sibal's son files defamation case

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Kejriwal with Bhushan
New Delhi, Dec 17: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal once again has landed in a legal soup. A fresh defamation case has been filed against him in connection with Vodafone-corruption case.

Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal's son -- Amit Sibal on Tuesday, Dec 17 filed the case saying Kejriwal along with his close aides -- Prashant Bhushan and Shazia Ilmi accused Kapil Sibal of having a conflict in seeking to revise a tax demand on telecom major Vodafone.

The AAP leaders earlier had attacked the Law Minister over Vodafone tax case and claimed that all the corrupt ministers have joined the Group of Ministers on CBI autonomy.

Arvind Kejriwal attacked Kapil Sibal over Vodafone tax case

While attending a press conference, Kejriwal was quoted as saying, "Kapil Sibal says he will sort out the tax liability on Vodafone and Hutchinson in an outside court settlement. We have learnt that Kapil Sibal's son is Hutchinson's lawyer."

Continuing his statement, Kejriwal added, "The question arises whether a portion of Rs 2,000 crore has gone to Sibal."

Supporting Kejriwal's claims, his aide and Supreme Court advocate Prashant Bhushan also said that Hutchinson was bought by Vodafone in 2007 and most of it was done on capital gains.

Vodafone is facing the tax liability of over Rs 11,217 crore for purchase of Hong Kong-based Hutchinson Whampoa's stake in Indian telecom business Hutchison Essar in 2007.

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