Kapil Mishra tenders unconditional apology to Satyendar Jain for defamatory statements

Kapil Mishra and Satyendar Jain (Photo/ANI)

ANI | New Delhi

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kapil Mishra on Thursday tendered an unconditional apology to
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain for making defamatory statements against him. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja disposed of the matter after Mishra and Jain settled the matter.

“It is submitted by the accused that he is ready to make the statement before the court tendering unconditional apology. Complainant also submitted that in case the accused gives his statement before the court, he shall withdraw the present complaint,” the court said.

“Separate statements of the accused, as well as the complainant, recorded. In view of the statement given by the complainant, the present complaint stands disposed of as withdrawn,” the court added.

The present complaint is related to the allegations that Mishra made against Jain in 2017 soon after he left the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Jain was represented by advocates Gautam Dhamija and Vaibhav Yadav. Mishra was represented by lawyer Ashwani Kumar Dubey. The Delhi Health Minister had alleged that Mishra in 2017 made a blatantly false, misleading, baseless, and defamatory statement to the media, claiming that he had handed over Rs 2 crore to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at his residence.

He said these statements were repeatedly telecast and printed by the national media across all platforms – electronic, print, and social – which caused immense damage to him and his family.

This story is an edited version of the original sourced from ANI