The Delhi High Court Friday mentioned it should hear on December 1 a plea by BJP MP Manoj Tiwari difficult summons issued to him in a legal defamation case filed by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia for allegedly levelling corruption expenses in opposition to him.
Senior advocate Pinky Anand, representing Tiwari, urged Justice Anu Malhotra to take up the plea subsequent week.
The BJP chief has challenged a trial court docket’s November 28, 2019 order summoning him and others as accused within the legal defamation case filed by Sisodia.
Sisodia had filed the criticism in opposition to BJP leaders — Members of Parliament Manoj Tiwari, Hans Raj Hans and Pravesh Verma, MLAs Manjinder Singh Sirsa and Vijender Gupta and BJP spokesperson Harish Khurana — for allegedly making corruption expenses in opposition to him in relation to Delhi authorities faculties’ school rooms.
The accused have been earlier granted bail after they appeared earlier than the trial court docket.
Tiwari, by means of advocate Neeraj, has sought quashing of the summons issued in opposition to him.
The AAP chief had filed the criticism underneath part 200 of CrPC for fee of offences underneath Section 499 and 500 learn with Sections 34 and 35 of the IPC for making false and defamatory statements in print, digital and social media.
Sisodia had said that every one the allegations made by the BJP leaders collectively and individually have been false, defamatory and derogatory with an intention to hurt and injury his repute and goodwill.
If convicted, the offence of defamation entails a most punishment of two years.
(With inputs from Hindustantimes)