Sheila Dikshit slapped with Rs 3 lakh fine for non-appearance

The court had earlier also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on Dikshit for her non-appearance.

By: PTI Written by Kaunain Sheriff M | New Delhi | Updated: August 31, 2014 2:23 am
Sheila Dikshit is fined by the court for failing to appear before it in a defamation case filed by her against BJP leader Vijender Gupta. Sheila Dikshit is fined by the court for failing to appear before it in a defamation case filed by her against BJP leader Vijender Gupta.

A Delhi court on Saturday imposed a fine of Rs 3 lakh on former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in connection with a defamation suit she filed against BJP leader Vijender Gupta.

Metropolitan Magistrate Neha fined Dikshit for “non appearance” before the court and directed that Rs 2 lakh from the fine be given to Delhi Legal Services Authority. The remaining Rs 1 lakh will be given to the accused in the defamation suit, the court said.

The order came even as Dikshit failed to submit evidence against the accused. The court had fixed Saturday for Dikshit to submit evidence against Gupta.

Diskhit’s counsel moved an application, claiming that Dikshit could not appear due to political commitments. The plea was opposed by Gupta’s counsel, who said Diskhit was trying to delay the matter.

The court granted Dikshit a “last opportunity” and directed that she appear before the court on December 20.

In the defamation suit, Dikshit had alleged that Gupta had used “uncivilised” language against her during a press conference ahead of the MCD polls last year. He had allegedly accused her of helping and conniving with power companies.

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    deevee Pariyarath
    Aug 30, 2014 at 10:15 pm
    People who has little respect for the law and Judiciary should not waste time of the court to get their fame back
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      Citizen
      Aug 30, 2014 at 12:42 pm
      These people say they have respect and regard for judiciary but they do this to show to their followers their arrogance and to get some cheap pority. Leaders who have no respect for judiciary are unfit to guide and lead the nation just like most indisciplined child. Hope IT also would take note of this and follow it up Jaihind
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