Fresh summons for BJP chief in defamation case filed by Sheila

Delhi BJP chief Vijender Gupta was issued fresh summons by a city court on Friday,after he did not appear before Metropolitan Magistrate Saumya Chauhan in response to CM Sheila Dikshit’s defamation complaint.

Written by Express News Service | Published:June 23, 2012 1:39 am

Delhi BJP chief Vijender Gupta was issued fresh summons by a city court on Friday,after he did not appear before Metropolitan Magistrate Saumya Chauhan in response to CM Sheila Dikshit’s defamation complaint. The court asked him to appear before it on July 12.

The chief minister had filed a complaint against Gupta alleging that the Delhi BJP Chief had used “uncivilised language” to defame her prior to the recent MCD polls. Dikshit had also recorded her statement before the court on May 30.

Dikshit’s lawyer Mehmood Paracha had earlier told the court that the BJP leader needs to be summoned to find out if his defamatory remarks were to gain political mileage by maligning the chief minister.

The chief minister had also filed a civil suit in the Delhi High Court demanding token damages of Re 1 from Gupta for erecting hoardings across the city,accusing her government of conniving with private discoms and indulging in corruption in determining power tariff. The chief minister had testified that she had sent legal notices to Gupta after the civic polls but the BJP leader stood by his remarks and had refused to apologise.

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