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Prashant Bhushan's plea to transfer defamation case against him by Amit Sibal dismissed

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A today dismissed a plea of seeking transfer of a defamation case, filed against him by former union Kapil Sibal's son Amit Sibal, to a magisterial court which was hearing it earlier.

The matter had later been shifted to a special designated court at the orders of the

(ACMM) Samar Vishal, whose court was designated exclusively to deal with criminal cases involving politicians, rejected Bhushan's application saying it did not have the jurisdiction to transfer the case.

"This court does not have the jurisdiction to transfer the case to any other court. The application is dismissed," the ACMM said.

had moved the plea seeking transfer of the case back to the court which was hearing it, contending that no was left in this case as everyone had tendered their apologies to

"This special court was set up to deal with cases involving politicians. Since all the politicians have gone now, there is no such person left in the matter," said.

Recently, had also tendered an apology to by moving a joint application with the complainant seeking to settle the matter, which was accepted by the court. Both Bhushan and Ilmi were earlier members of the

The court had on March 19 acquitted and Deputy CM after they had apologised to for making "unfounded allegations".

The lower court had, on September 20, 2014, put Kejriwal, Sisodia, Ilmi and Bhushan on trial for the charge under section 500 (defamation) of the IPC.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 16:45 IST