New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday rejected a criminal defamation complaint filed by BJP leader Mukul Roy against Abhishek Banerjee, the nephew of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, saying the statement referred to as defamatory were not made by the respondent.
Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Samar Vishal dismissed the complaint of Mr Roy, a former railway minister, who had alleged that he was defamed by Banerjee, a Trinamul Congress MP, through various means which included a legal notice and a tweet.
Mr Roy was earlier a member of the Trinamul Congress but later joined the BJP, while Ms Banerjee is a Member of Parliament (MP) of the TMC. “It is clear that the statement referred to by the complainant as defamatory are actually not made by the respondent. Therefore, there is no ground to proceed against the respondent in the present case. Accordingly, the complaint is dismissed,” the court said.