A Delhi court closed a criminal defamation case against BJP chief Kapil Mishra after issuing an unconditional apology to AAP chief and Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain.
The lawsuit was filed by Mr Jain against Mr Mishra in 2017 for his defamatory comments against him and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
The case was closed on Wednesday after Mr Mishra agreed to issue an unconditional apology to the additional chief metropolitan magistrate, Vishal Pahuja.
“The accused (Kapil Mishra) maintains that he is ready to make a statement in court to make an unconditional apology. The plaintiff (Satyendar Jain) also argued that if the defendant makes his statement in court, he will withdraw the present complaint, ”the court recorded.
After registering Mr. Mishra’s statement, as well as Mr. Jain’s, the court dismissed the libel complaint as withdrawn.
At a 2017 press conference, Mr. Mishra accused Mr. Jain of handing a bribe of Rs 2 crore to Arvind Kejriwal.
Mr. Mishra also claimed that Mr. Jain “had entered into a land deal worth Rs 50 crore from Kejriwal’s relative”.
On social media, Mr. Mishra went on to say that Mr. Jain would go to jail in a few days.
In the event of a conviction, the offense of defamation carries a maximum penalty of two years.
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