Press Reporter News Service
Rohtak, August 5
The courtroom of Rohtak Extra District and Classes Choose Ritu Y.Okay.Bahl right now put aside an order pertaining to the summoning of Meham MLA Balraj Kundu in a legal defamation case filed by former Haryana minister Manish Grover.
The courtroom of Chief Judicial Justice of the Peace Ashish Kumar Sharma had earlier summoned the MLA to face trial relating to an offence below Part 500 of the IPC.
“We had filed a revision petition in opposition to the summoning order. The Extra Classes Choose allowed the revision petition and put aside the summoning orders issued by the decrease courtroom,” mentioned Advocate Peeyush Gakhar, the counsel for Kundu.
Advocate Rakesh Kumar Sapra, the counsel for the previous minister, mentioned they’d a robust case and would transfer the Excessive Court docket after receiving and analyzing the copy of right now’s orders.
At a news convention convened at Rohtak on January 3, 2020, Kundu had accused Grover of indulging in rampant corruption throughout his tenure as minister and instigating violence in the course of the Jat agitation for grant of reservation in February, 2016.
“Grover indulged in corrupt practices throughout his tenure as minister and minted cash via his son and crony contractors, inflicting losses to the tune of a whole lot of crores of rupees to the state exchequer. Sure IAS and HCS officers have additionally been concerned within the open loot of public cash, whereas the Chief Minister has been saved at midnight,” Kundu had alleged.
Sustaining that the allegations levelled by the MLA had been baseless and derogatory which had defamed him in public view, Grover later acknowledged that he had bought a authorized discover served to Kundu to withdraw his defamatory and malicious remarks, however he didn’t apologise regardless of having bought the discover, following which he filed a criticism earlier than the courtroom.
Whereas summoning the MLA, the CJM’s courtroom had noticed that the allegations levelled within the criticism prima facie constituted an offence below Sections 499 and 500 of the IPC in opposition to the accused.