Days after Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh was asked to pay up Rs 5,000 for seeking adjournment,he appeared before a Delhi court on Thursday for recording his statement in a cheating case lodged by him. But he was 10 minutes late,and the judge had issued a warrant against him for not appearing before the court at the fixed time.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaweri Baweja issued a bailable warrant of Rs 10,000,which was to be recalled after the Rajya Sabha member made an appearance and requested for its cancellation.
After Singh arrived,his counsel pleaded before the court for recording his statement in the case but the accused had left the court by then and the judge put off the matter till July 13.
The court told Singh that no more summons would be served upon him and he will have to remain present on the next date for testifying in the case as the complainant. The court on,February 20,had imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on the leader for failing to show up and asking for adjournment through his counsel. The case pertains to a complaint filed by Singh against one Barun Kumar Verma in 2007 alleging he tried to extort money from him in connection with the hearing of a case in the Supreme Court relating to SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. ENS