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Delhi HC Reserves Order on Manoj Tiwari’s Plea to Quash Summons in Defamation Case Against him

Lawstreet Journal 9 Dec 2020 10:26pm

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The Delhi High Court on 8th December 2020 reserved its order in BJP leader Manoj Tiwari’s Petition challenging the summons issued against him in the criminal defamation case by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

A single-judge bench of Justice Anu Malhotra has reserved its order in the matter. The order will be pronounced on 17th December 2020. The bench has requested the trial court to defer hearing till then.

Manish Sisodia had filed a defamation case in a trial court against Tiwari and other BJP leaders such as Manjinder Singh Sirsa, Vijender Gupta, and Hans Raj Hans and spokesperson Harish Khurana for allegedly making false allegations of corruption of Rs. 2000 Crores against him in the construction of Delhi government school classrooms. All accused are out on bail in this matter.

Manoj Tiwari had moved the Delhi High Court wherein he had challenged the summoning order issued against him by the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal at Rouse Avenue Court in a criminal defamation case filed against him by Sisodia.

While challenging the summons issued by a trial court to Manoj Tiwari and other co-accused persons in November last year, Sr. Adv. Pinky Anand's main line of defence to quash the summons order was that the same was based on a CD which had been relied upon as evidence, even in the absence of a record.

She argued that in the absence of a record, the CD was not legally admissible as evidence and that the certificate produced under Section 65B of the Continue Reading...

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