Justice Dhananjay Munde and a woman, with whom he was in a
relationship earlier and has two children, informed Bombay
High Court that they have decided to settle their disputes
before a mediator.
Munde had, in December, filed a defamation suit in the
High Court seeking an order restraining the woman from posting
his private pictures and videos on her social media accounts.
Munde, in his suit, claimed the woman had uploaded
several such photos.
The HC, on December 16, in an interim order, directed
the woman to not post any private photos or videos of the
plaintiff (Munde) on her social media accounts.
On January 28, when the plea came up for hearing
before a single bench of Justice A K Menon, the minister and
the woman''s advocates told the court the two had decided to
settle their disputes out of court through mediation.
The two parties tendered their consent terms agreeing
to the appointment of V K Tahilramani, former Chief Justice of
the Madras High Court, as mediator.
Justice Menon accepted the same and requested the
mediator to fix a preliminary meeting.
The interim relief granted by HC in December directing
the woman to not post any private photos and videos of herself
and Munde on her social media accounts shall continue till
The woman''s sister had earlier this month lodged a
rape complaint against Munde. She, however, later withdrew the
complaint. PTI SP