Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia on Monday tendered an apology to senior advocate Amit Sibal, son of former union minister Kapil Sibal, in a criminal defamation case filed by him.
Kejriwal and Sisodia apologised for making "unfounded allegations" against Sibal in a letter which was submitted before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal.
Sibal and the AAP leaders also filed a joint application in the court seeking withdrawal of the case filed in 2013.
The court then posted the matter for further hearing on April 6 when it will consider the joint application for disposing off the case amicably in view of the written apology.
Besides Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, complainant Amit Sibal had also named former AAP members Prashant Bhushan and Shazia Ilmi as accused in the case.
The lower court on September 20, 2014, had put all the four accused on trial for the charge under section 500 (defamation) of the IPC.
Speaking on Kejriwal's apology, Kapil Sibal said:
"We are professional people. We live our lives with certain principles in mind. I am not here to criticise Kejriwal. He's done what he did. He's apologised for what he did. Everything's forgotten."