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Delhi HC asks Ashneer Grover, BharatPe to stop using defamatory language against each other


The Delhi High Court has asked Ashneer Grover and BharatPe to refrain from using unparliamentary and defamatory language against each other in the ongoing case.

Ever since his exit in March 2022, Grover has been highly critical of BharatPe, its co-founders, and the company’s board, particularly against Rajnish Kumar. 

The court directive comes a week after Delhi Police Economic Offences Wing (EOW) registered an FIR against Grover, his wife Madhuri Jain, and other family members.

According to a tweet thread shared by Bar & Bench, the court asked the counsels appearing for Grover and BharatPe to advise their clients on the same. The fintech unicorn alleged that Grover has been posting defamatory tweets against the company after the FIR.

During the hearing, Justice Prateek Jalan expressed his displeasure over the language used by both parties. 

“If you have both decided to enter the gutter, then please remain there,” the bench remarked.

The court has listed the case for May 24 for further hearing.

To recall, Delhi Police EOW registered an FIR against Grover and his family members under eight sections of serious cognizable criminal offences, including 409: criminal breach of trust by public servant, or by banker, merchant, or agent, 420: cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property, 467: forgery of valuable security, will etc, and 120B: criminal conspiracy.

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