The Delhi High court on Tuesday has imposed costs of Rs. 2 lakh on Former Managing director of Bharat Pe, Ashneer Grover for violating court’s order by making social media post against Bharat Pe.
The high court stated that it was appalled by the conduct of Grover where Ashneer Grover tendered an unconditional apology.
However, though the court accepted the apology, it stated that it is subject to him paying the costs to Delhi High Court Clerk Association.
Justice Rekha Palli expressed her displeasure over persistent violation of court orders and imposed the costs.
The counsel for Grover submitted that he is tendering unconditional apology and giving undertaking that he would abide by the court order and wouldn’t post anything unparliamentary against Bharat Pe.
Bharat Pe moved an application alleging that Grover made some posts on social media that clearly violated the court order.
In May, 2023, the court asked Grover and Bharat Pe not to use unparliamentary and defamatory language against each other.
The Fintech company approached the High Court alleging that after registration of an FIR by the Delhi Police against Grover and his family, he is making allegations against the company on Twitter.
On May 10, 2023, the Delhi Police registered an FIR for misappropriation of funds allegedly by Grover, his wife and other family members. Therefore, the company claimed a loss of around Rs. 81 crores.