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Delhi HC to hear on Dec 1, BJP MP Manoj Tiwari’s plea challenging summons in a criminal defamation case

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New Delhi (ILNS): The Delhi High Court today agreed to hear, on December 1, BJP MP Manoj Tiwari’s plea challenging the summons issued against him in a criminal defamation case filed by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

The summon was issued by the Court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal on November 28, 2019 summoning him and others as accused in the criminal defamation case filed by Sisodia.

The matter will be heard by a single Judge bench led by Justice Anu Malhotra.

Sisodia had filed a criminal defamation compliant against 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 who had claimed that there has been a scam of Rs 2,000 crore in the construction of classrooms in Delhi government schools and sought the resignation of Sisodia, who is the in-charge of the education department.

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Sisodia had filed a complaint under section 200 of CrPC for commission of offences under Section 499 and 500 read with Sections 34 and 35 of the IPC for making false and defamatory statements in print, electronic and social media.

Tiwari has sought for quashing of the summons issued against him.

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