BharatPe co-founder Ashneer Grover tendered an apology before the Delhi High Court on Tuesday for his social media posts targetting his former employer..However, Justice Rekha Palli observed that Grover’s conduct was ‘appalling’ and imposed a fine of ₹2 lakh on him for violation of the Court’s previous order..In May 2023, the Court had passed an order asking Grover and BharatPe not to use ‘unparliamentary’ and ‘defamatory’ language against each other. Later, BharatPe filed an application in its pending suit, pointing to some of the social media posts made by Grover earlier this month where he made 'defamatory' remarks against the company. The Court was told that Grover was a habitual offender and has been violating the Court’s orders repeatedly..Advocate Giriraj Subramanium appeared for Grover today and told the Court that he is tendering an apology and giving an undertaking that he would not do anything in violation of the Court’s orders.Subramanium told the Court that Grover has taken down his tweets as well.Senior Advocate Akhil Sibal, appearing for BharatPe, argued that by the time he deleted his tweets, they were picked up by the media and the damage was already done..Justice Palli examined the applications as well as the apology and observed that she is appalled to see Grover’s conduct.In view of the apology tendered by Grover, the Court bound him to his undertaking and added that he must pay costs of ₹2 lakh to the Delhi High Court Clerks Association. .At the end of the hearing, Subramanium said that there are nearly 15 proceedings pending between BharatPe and Grover and, therefore, they should be referred to mediation.The suggestion was rejected by Sibal."We are not interested in that," he said.