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Supreme Court stays Defamation Proceedings Intiated by Manish Sisodia Against BJP MP Manoj Tiwari [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 30 Jan 2021 1:46am

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Supreme Court stays Defamation Proceedings Intiated by Manish Sisodia Against BJP MP Manoj Tiwari [READ ORDER]

In the criminal defamation case of  Manoj Kumar Tiwari v. Manish Sisodia & Orsthe Supreme Court on Wednesday (January 27, 2021) stayed the proceedings against BJP NO Manoj Tiwari. The case was filed by the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi and AAPleader, i.e. Manish Sisodia.

The three judge bench was headed by the Chief Justice of India. The other two judges were Justice A.S. Bopanna and Justice V. Ramasubramanian.

The bench passed an interim order while issuing notice on the special leave petition filed by Tiwari who challenged the judgment of the Delhi High Court, which refused to quash the summoning order in Sisodia's defamation complaint.

BACKGROUND OF THE CASE:

A defamation case was filed by Sisodia in 2019 against BJP leaders - Members of Parliament Manoj Tiwari, Hans Raj Hans and Pravesh Verma, MLAs Manjin jinder Singh Sirsa, Vijender Gupta, and Spokesperson Harish Khurana for allegedly making defamatory statements about his involvement in corruption of nearly Rs 2,000 crore in the building of classrooms in Delhi's government schools.

Sisodia did so when Harish Khurana had filed a Right to Information (RTI) query seeking details of the Delhi government’s expenditure on classrooms in government schools. Tiwari held a press conference citing the information received in the RTI reply. He called into question the expenditure incurred out of funds of the public exchequer. He had also posted a tweet asking the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government to clarify the same.

After the case filed by Sisodia, a summon was issued by a Special MP/MLA Court to all the leaders… Continue Reading...


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