Satyendar Jain files defamation complaint against Kapil Mishra

According to Jain, Mishra defamed him by alleging that he had given Rs 2 crore to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The statement was made by Mishra at a press conference on May 7.

Written by Anindya Thakuria | New Delhi | Updated: May 20, 2017 7:23 am
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Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has filed two criminal defamation complaints in a city court against sacked minister Kapil Mishra and BJP-SAD MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa for allegedly defaming him by levelling graft charges against him.

According to Jain, Mishra defamed him by alleging that he had given Rs 2 crore to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The statement was made by Mishra at a press conference on May 7.

Jain also accused 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.

According to Jain, these statements have caused irreparable damage to his reputation and that of his family members. He also said residents of his constituency have raised questions on his conduct.

Jain added that instead of approaching law enforcement agencies, Mishra had contacted the media with the allegations.

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    P.C.Kulkarni
    May 20, 2017 at 9:42 am
    When is the next episode of Kapil comedy show? Main actor Kapil Mishra,Supporting actor Neil, Director Failed Bhojpuri actor, Main theme Backstabbing
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      Shamsungfan
      May 20, 2017 at 11:55 am
      Hi AAPtard PC Kulkarni
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        P.C.Kulkarni
        May 20, 2017 at 1:22 pm
        Hi blind bhakt, when is your blue e boy going to drag Kejriwal to Tihar jail?
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      YellaKuttu
      May 20, 2017 at 8:48 am
      Jain ji knows very well that his time is counting and he is busy making money as much as possible. The w bunch of AAPians deserve no less than capital punishment.
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        P.C.Kulkarni
        May 20, 2017 at 9:38 am
        Unfortunately for you rule of law still prevails in this country.
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        Ram
        May 20, 2017 at 7:46 am
        This corrupt fellow should be jailed
        Reply