2 witnesses record statement in defamation case by Satyendar Jain

A Delhi court on Friday recorded the statements of two witnesses in a criminal defamation case filed by Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain against Shiromani Akali Dal leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa.

Jain has alleged that Sirsa accused him of circulating huge amounts of illegal money within the party.

Charanjeet Singh, an AAP supporter, today told Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja, “A news article published in Dainik Jagran quoted Sirsa as having claimed that Jain had accepted Rs seven crore as bribe. Later, when I confronted  Jain he said that it was a politically motivated news against him.”

Another witness Ashish Kumar also recorded his statement in the court and will be examined Sirsa’s lawyer on March 24.

If convicted, the offence of defamation entails a maximum punishment of two years.