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Satyendra Jain should go to lower court in defamation case, Delhi High Court advised

New Delhi. The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked Delhi minister Satyendar Jain to challenge in a trial court the proceedings in a criminal defamation case filed by Delhi unit leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chail Bihari Goswami. . Justice Dinesh Kumar Sharma allowed Jain, a leader of the Aam Aadmi Party, to withdraw his petition challenging the orders of the local magistrate court and gave him the liberty to approach the lower court through a revision petition instead of going to the high court. The judge said, ‘(You) file a revision petition. Why lose a platform?’

Goswami had filed a defamation complaint against Jain and several other AAP leaders, claiming that the accused had made derogatory remarks against him regarding funds of the (then) North Delhi Municipal Corporation. Goswami was the chairman of the Standing Committee of NDMC at that time. He had alleged that the accused had made the remarks to “smash his (Goswami’s) moral and intellectual character in the eyes of the general public”. The Court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate had in February summoned Jain, Atishi, Raghav Chadha, Saurabh Bhardwaj and Durgesh Pathak on a criminal defamation complaint. Jain’s plea for discharge in the case was rejected by a magistrate’s court in November.

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