A Delhi court closed the criminal defamation case against BJP leader Kapil Mishra after he apologized to the unconditional AAP leader and Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain. Jain filed a defamation case against Mishra in 2017. Mishra had made objectionable remarks against him and Chief Minister Arvid Kejriwal. The case was closed on Wednesday after Mishra was prepared to offer an unconditional apology to Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja.
The court said, "The accused (Mishra) said that he is ready to state an unconditional apology in the court." The complainant (Jain) also said that if he (Mishra) makes a statement before the court, he will withdraw the complaint. ”After recording the statements of Mishra and Jain, the court disposed of the defamation case. Mishra, at a press conference in 2017, accused Jain of paying a bribe of two crore rupees to Arvid Kejriwal.
Mishra had also claimed that Jain had also "fixed a land deal worth Rs. 50 crores for a relative of Kejriwal". Mishra had also said on social media that Jain would be in jail in a few days. There is a provision of imprisonment for a maximum of two years if found guilty in a defamation case.