Singhvi gets HC injunction against broadcast of ‘fabricated CD’

Justice Reva Khetrapal issued summons to the defendants for May 21

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: April 17, 2012 2:44 am

The Delhi High Court has restrained one Mukesh Kumar Lal and others from “publishing,broadcasting,disseminating or distributing in any form or manner the contents of any alleged CD or any other material as described in the plaint in relation to the plaintiff No. 2,” senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Manu Abhishek Singhvi.

In the order of April 13,Justice Reva Khetrapal issued summons to the defendants for May 21.

Singhvi,who is the Congress national spokesperson and a senior advocate,and another lawyer,Abhimanyu Bhandari,had moved the court last week.

The court said that having heard the plaintiffs’ counsel,it was of the view that “…plaintiffs have made out a prima facie case for grant of an ex-parte ad interim injunction in their favour. The balance of convenience is also tilted in favour of the plaintiffs and against the defendants.”

The court observed that “irreparable injury is likely to be caused to the reputation and goodwill of the plaintiff No 2 (Singhvi) if the defendants are not restrained from disseminating the information allegedly in their possession in the form of a CD.”

After receiving the order,advocate Sangeeta Sharma,advocate for Bhandari and Singhvi,issued a statement that the CD has “fabricated material.”

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