Ex-nominated MC councillor summoned in defamation case

A lower court on Tuesday summoned Dr A P Sanwaria,former nominated councillor of the Municipal Corporation,and Anarkali,a sweeper,who had allegedly made a false complaint in order to defame P C Sanghi,also a former nominated MC councillor.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:March 6, 2013 3:35 am

A lower court on Tuesday summoned Dr A P Sanwaria,former nominated councillor of the Municipal Corporation,and Anarkali,a sweeper,who had allegedly made a false complaint in order to defame P C Sanghi,also a former nominated MC councillor.

Sanghi in his complaint had mentioned that Sanwaria had used unethical means through circulation of a manifesto containing objectionable and defamatory remarks against him. As per the complaint,the manifesto also included that he (Sanghi) was unanimously appointed as the Protem Mayor of Municipal Corporation in May 2007.

He stated in the complaint that the claims made by Sanwaria were false and were meant to mislead the voters. Sanwaria contested the election for the post of president of Citizens’ Association,Sector 21,against Sanghi. Sanghi alleged that Sanwaria exploited the dismissal of a lady sweeper,Anarkali,who was earlier working with the association,and got her to lodge a complaint with the police and other authorities against Sanghi,saying that he (Sanghi) had passed casteist remarks against her.

The DSP who investigated the case had submitted a report to the Governor of Punjab and Administrator UT through the SSP and IGP in May,2007. The report stated that the complaint filed by Anarkali was false and confirmed the influence of Sanwaria.

She had also given a complaint under the SC and ST Act in court,which was dismissed. The criminal complaint filed by Sanghi against Anarkali and others was dismissed by a lower court in August 2009 on technical grounds. The revision petition filed against the order by Sanghi has been allowed by the Court Additional District and Sessions Judge of Shalini Singh Nagpal and the case was sent back to the trial court to pass a fresh order,as per law on the point of summoning.

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