Delhi High Court Dismisses BJP’s Manoj Tiwari’s Plea Against Summons in Defamation Case by AAP’s Sisodia

Manoj Tiwari who is a BJP leader filed a petition which challenged the summons issued to him in a criminal defamation case. These were issued by Manish Sisodia who is the Delhi Deputy Chief Minister. This petition was dismissed by a single judge Bench of the Delhi High Court. Manoj Tiwari who is a BJP leader filed a petition which challenged the summons issued to him in a criminal defamation case. These were issued by Manish Sisodia who is the Delhi Deputy Chief Minister. This petition was dismissed by a single judge Bench of the Delhi High Court. The court in an order declared by Justice Anu also dismissed BJP’s Vijender Gupa’s challenge. Manish Sisodia filed a complaint against a few leaders of the Parliament namely Manoj Tiwari, Hans Raj Hans and Pravesh Verma, MLAs Manjinder Singh Sirsa, Vijender Gupta, and Spokesperson Harish Khurana. This complaint was filed because they allegedly statements of his involvement in corruption of nearly Rs. 2,000 crore in the building of classrooms in Delhi’s government schools which were extremely defaming. In a Rose Avenue court summons were issued, these summons were challenged. The main line of attack on these summons was against the CD submitted as Evidence. Under Section 65(B) of the Evidence Act the CD was not legally admissible and the certificate submitted was “wholly unreliable” as it was not mentioned in the record. It was stated by Sisodia that this was not a stage to check the evidence’s admissibility. It was submitted by Sisodia’s lawyer, Sr. Adv. Vikas Pahwa that there was no anomaly done with the said certificate and that it could submitted at any point in the case.

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