A court here today recorded the statement of an AAP member in a criminal defamation complaint against the CEO of a news portal for allegedly releasing a "doctored" video showing some party candidates accepting funds through illegal means before last year's assembly polls in Delhi.
Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain recorded the statement of complainant-witness Pankaj, an Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) member, who told the court that the CD was shown on the TV channels to defame the party and its candidates prior to the assembly polls. The court recorded his statement and posted the matter for July 23 for remaining pre-summoning evidence.
The plea was filed by AAP and Dinesh Mohania who had successfully contested the Delhi assembly polls from Sangam Vihar constituency on AAP's ticket.
AAP and Mohania had alleged the accused had defamed them and the video of the sting operation against the party members was forged and tampered with due to which charges under sections 464 (making a false document) and 469 (forgery for purpose of harming reputation) of the IPC were also made out.