Printed:October 31, 2017 6:42 pm
A Delhi court docket on Tuesday summoned as accused sacked minister Kapil Mishra for allegedly defaming Delhi Well being Minister Satyender Jain by levelling graft fees in opposition to him. Metropolitan Justice of the Peace Shefali Barnala Tandon directed Mishra to look on January 20, 2018. Jain had filed a legal grievance alleging that Mishra had made defamatory statements in opposition to him within the media. In his pre-summoning proof, he had deposed that Mishra had additionally used his official Twitter deal with to defame him.
The court docket had earlier taken cognisance of two complaints filed by Jain– one in opposition to Mishra and one other legal grievance in opposition to BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa. The complaints by Jain have been filed on Could 19. If convicted, the offence of defamation entails a most punishment of two years.
Jain in his plea in opposition to Mishra, who was earlier heading the water division within the metropolis authorities, submitted that on Could 7 he had made an announcement accusing him of giving a bribe to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Could 5. He had additionally accused Sirsa of creating libellous statements by levelling corruption allegation in opposition to him. He had mentioned that these had induced irreparable injury to his repute. Mishra, who’s MLA from Karawal Nagar constituency, was suspended from the Aam Aadmi Occasion after he raised corruption allegations in opposition to Kejriwal and Jain.
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