The Delhi High Court ordered a permanent injunction against telecasting or circulation of a CD that sheds bad light on Congress leader and senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi.
As part of an outside court settlement, Singhvi's former driver Mukesh Lal filed a written statement in the court saying that the controversial CD on the Congress leader was "doctored" by him in order to malign image of the reputed politician and senior advocate (Singhvi).
Taking the driver's statement into consideration, the Delhi High Court bench comprising Justice Reva Khetrapal restricted media houses from circulating or telecasting the contents of the CD, which allegedly involves Singhvi in alleged sexual acts.
The counsels representing different media entities in the court assured that the channels would refrain from spreading the contents of the controversial CD.
Singhvi moved the court seeking to restrict media group from making contents of controversial CD on him public. After hearing a petition by Singhvi, the Delhi Court early this month first imposed a restriction in circulating or using the contents of the alleged CD for telecasting by media houses or the accused. And in the latest hearing, the bench ordered a permanent injunction against propagating the alleged CD on Singhvi.
Petitioner Singhvi's lawyer informed the court that a complaint filed against Lal in Gulmohar Park police station would be taken back as the Congress leader and his ex-driver decided to mutually end the case without any further legal proceedings.
Singhvi had earlier lodged a police complaint against Lal for allegedly sending SMSs threatening to make public contents of alleged CD.
In a written statement, Lal said that he fabricated a CD showing Singhvi is allegedly being involved in a sexual act with another lawyer as an act of revenge. He claimed the other day that Singhvi's dog bit his wife and he thought it was the reason behind his wife delivering a physically challenged child. He added that he did it for money.