Indiabulls with­draws plea against Swamy

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New Delhi: In a sur­pris­ing move, Indiabulls with­drew on Fri­day from the Delhi HC its plea seek­ing to re­strain BJP leader Subra­ma­nian Swamy and so­cial media com­pa­nies from pub­lish­ing or dis­sem­i­nat­ing any “false, of­fend­ing or defam­a­tory” al­le­ga­tions against it.

The HC had in Septem­ber passed an in­terim or­der in favour of Indiabulls re­strain­ing Swamy, Twit­ter, Face­book, In­sta­gram and What­sApp. On Fri­day, how­ever, Indiabulls Hous­ing Fi­nance Ltd sought per­mis­sion and was al­lowed to with­draw its pleaa­gainst Swamy and the oth­ers. Jus­tice Mukta Gupta al­lowed the ap­pli­ca­tion and said the suit was “dis­missed as with­drawn”.

It means the re­strain­ing or­der against Swamy and the so­cial media plat­forms, which had also di­rected them to re­move or take down or ex­punge the “of­fend­ing false mes­sages” from their plat­forms, stands va­cated and there is no bar on pub­lish­ing ar­ti­cles on the com­pany.

Dur­ing the hear­ing, IBHFL coun­sel sought to with­draw the suit say­ing they hoped that now there would be an end to the con­tro­versy.

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