Satyendar Jain files defamation plea against Kapil Mishra
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain today filed two criminal defamation complaints in a city court against sacked minister Kapil Mishra and an AAP MLA for allegedly defaming him by levelling graft charges against him.
Jain accused AAP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa of defaming him by organising a press conference and alleging that the minister was indulging in circulating huge amounts of illegitimate money within the party. He also accused a media house bringing out a prominent Hindi daily for publishing the alleged “libellous and slanderous statements” made by Sirsa.
The complaints, filed in the Tis Hazari court, have been listed for hearing on May 29 before Metropolitan Magistrate Shefali Barnala Tandon. If convicted, the offence of defamation entails a maximum punishment of two years. Jain in his complaint filed against Mishra, who was earlier heading the water department, submitted that on May 7, the sacked minister made a statement before the media accusing him of handing over bribe of Rs two crore to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on May 5.
He said his family members and a lot of people from his constituency questioned him about the incident which caused irreparable damage to his reputation. “The conduct is one of the many plots …read more