New Delhi: A doctor, who had filed a Rs 50 lakh defamation suit against singer Mika Singh for allegedly slapping him and tarnishing his image at a function here, has withdrawn the case in a Delhi court after reaching at a settlement.The court treated the suit as “dismissed as withdrawn as settled” after it was informed by doctor Srikanth and the counsel for Mika that they have settled the matter at the mediation cell.
“It is submitted by plaintiff (doctor) that the matter has been settled between the parties as per terms and conditions mentioned in mediation report and plaintiff wishes to withdraw the present case. To this effect, statement of plaintiff has been recorded separately. In view of above, present suit is dismissed as withdrawn as settled,” Additional District Judge Rajrani said and cancelled the earlier fixed next date of hearing, November 3.
Initially, the court was informed by the parties that they were ready to explore the possibility of settling the matter after it was referred to mediation cell.
The suit was at the stage of admission or denial of the documents relating to the suit and for framing of issues.
Amrik Singh alias Mika was earlier summoned in the defamation suit filed by Srikanth, an ophthalmologist at Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital here, alleging that the singer had slapped him during a live concert coordinated by the Delhi Ophthalmological Society as part of a three-day
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