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Published On: Thu, Oct 29th, 2020

Saffron leader Kapil Mishra apologies to AAP minister Satyendar Jain for Rs 2 crore bribe

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kapil-mishra-satyendar-jain-908627-1603965881NEW DELHI : Controversial BJP leader Kapil Mishra has tendered an unconditional apology to senior AAP leader and Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain for accusing him three years ago of paying Rs two crore to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Following withdrew the defamation case he filed against Mishra, who was AAP Minister and left the party following differences with Kejriwal and other leaders. After recording the unconditional apology, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuj Vishal Pahuja allowed Jain to withdraw his complaint.
In his statement submitted in the court, Mishra said the statements made against Jain were “politically motivated and wrong” and that he tenders “unconditional apology to the complainant and the same will never be repeated”.
“It is submitted by the accused (Kapil Mishra) that he is ready to make a statement before the court tendering unconditional apology. Complainant (Satyendar Jain) also submitted that in case the accused gives his statement before the court, he shall withdraw the present complaint,” the Court recorded.
After recording the statement of Mr Mishra, as well as Mr Jain, the Court disposed of the defamation complaint as withdrawn.In a press conference held in 2017, Mr Mishra had accused Mr Jain of handing over a bribe of ₹ 2 crore to Arvind Kejriwal.
Mr Mishra also claimed that Mr Jain “settled a land deal worth ₹ 50 crore of Kejriwal’s relative”.On social media, Mr Mishra went on to state that Mr Jain would go to jail in a few days. If convicted, the offence of defamation entails a maximum punishment of two years.

Satendra Jain withdrew the defamation case he filed against Mishra, who was AAP Minister and left the party following differences with Kejriwal and other leaders. After recording the unconditional apology,
During a press conference, Mishra had said, “I saw Satyendar Jain give Kejriwal Rs two crore in cash. I asked him ‘What is this?’ He (Kejriwal) refused to answer. And then he said in politics things like this happen that can only be talked about later.”
AAP tweeted, “truth prevails! Kapil Mishra tenders unconditional apology to Satyendar Jain for levelling false charges of corruption against him. Admits directing baseless and politically motivated charges against the AAP leader.”
As AAP celebrated the apology, Mishra hit back tweeting images of a series of apologies issued by Kejriwal to political opponents who had filed defamation cases against him.

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