During cross-examination, Jethmalani asked a question alleging his article on DDCA irregularities couldn't be published in a magazine at Jaitley's instance; terming it "irrelevant", Joint Registrar Deepali Sharma disallowed the question.
Meanwhile, Jaitley's counsel vehemently opposed Jethmalani's choice of words, saying he must restrain from insulting the minister, but the advocate continued his attack.
The matter was listed for further cross-examination on July 31.
Jaitley files defamation suit for Rs. 10 crore against Kejriwal
Reports indicate that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has filed a second defamation suit against Arvind Kejriwal for an additional Rs. 10 crore.
Jaitley recently had a heated argument with Kejriwal's counsel Ram Jethmalani during cross-examination in the first DDCA defamation suit. Jethmalani said he used aggressive scandalous questioning on Kejriwal's instructions.
If found guilty Kejriwal could face prison time as well as hefty fines.