Court warns V K Singh against remarks on judiciary

Court would be constrained to take a stricter view of the matter and cancel the bail.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:October 4, 2013 12:47 am

A Delhi court on Thursday warned former Army Chief Gen V K Singh that his bail in a defamation suit would be cancelled if he does not refrain from passing derogatory remarks against the court.

An application was moved by Lt Gen (retd)Tejinder Singh to cancel Singh’s bail on the ground that he had made some “defamatory remarks” against him in an interview to Times Now on July 24,2007. According to the complaint,Singh had also used derogatory language while referring to the court.

Though the court refused to cancel Singh’s bail,Metropolitan Magistrate Jay Thareja said: “I find myself strongly persuaded by the fact that during the interview,the remarks against this court have been made…without being provoked by the host.” The court said it was not cancelling his bail in order to give Singh “a reasonable opportunity to mend his ways”.

The court said,“In case in the future…accused indulges in repeating the defamatory remarks…or use of derogatory language in respect of this court,then this court would be constrained to take a stricter view of the matter and cancel the bail.”

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