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Significant victory for Delhi L-G as Delhi High Court orders AAP to remove “defamatory posts” against him on social media

The ruling Aam Aadmi Party has been ordered by the Delhi High Court to remove allegedly defamatory posts about Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena.

By wasmulhaq 
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New Delhi: Vinai Kumar Saxena, the lieutenant governor of Delhi, scored a major victory on Tuesday when the Delhi High Court ordered the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to remove the allegedly defamatory statements against him on social media.

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On September 22, L-G Saxena filed a request in the Delhi High Court for restraining orders against the AAP and its leaders in response to “false” claims made against him and his family.

The AAP had claimed that L-G was involved in an alleged Rs 1,400 crore scam while serving as the chairman of  Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).

Saxena sought an inquiry against AAP leaders Atishi Singh, Saurabh Bharadwaj, Durgesh Pathak, Sanjay Singh, and Jasmine Shah for spreading false and defamatory posts against him on social media.

Besides this, he also sought compensation of Rs 2.5 crore along with interest from AAP and the five party leaders who had defamed his reputation.

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On September 5, L-G Saxena sent a legal notice to the AAP, directing them to “cease and desist’ from circulating defamatory statements against him.

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