Uma Khurana withdraws defamation case against channelOctober 22nd, 2008 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Uma Khurana, a government school teacher who was the victim of a fake sting operation, has withdrawn her defamation case against a TV news channel, saying she had settled the matter with it.In an application before a court here, Khurana said she had settled the issue of the sting operation with the Live India TV channel and its CEO Sudhir Chaudhary and did not want to pursue the case.
In a complaint filed through her counsel Amit Kumar in November, the Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya teacher had alleged that a reporter of the TV channel had conducted a fake sting operation, which was approved for telecast by Chaudhary, that damaged her reputation.
Taking her application into consideration, Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Jindal said: “I am of the view that the matter has been settled and the same is dismissed as withdrawn having been settled.”
The sting operation telecast Aug 30 last year alluded that Khurana was running a prostitution racket involving some of her girl students.
Khurana had not only been manhandled by a protesting mob following the telecast last year but was also dismissed from service by the Delhi government.
Within a few days, however, the police found that the reporter had concocted the “undercover oepration” and that the teacher was innocent.