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Sanjay Singh plea to quash Majithia defamation case dismissed

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The Punjab and Haryana High Court recently dismissed the petition of Aam Aadmi Party leader and Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh.

In this petition, Sanjay Singh had pleaded to quash the defamation case filed by Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikramjit Singh Majithia. Along with this, the AAP leader’s demand for exemption from personal appearance was also rejected by the High Court.

Rejecting both the petitions of Sanjay Singh, the Single Bench of Justice Sanjay Kumar said the case started by the trial court of Ludhiana on the complaint of Majithia is absolutely correct. Under this, summons were issued to Sanjay Singh. The High Court has also ordered the removal of the ban imposed on the hearing of this case last year.

On September 5, 2015, Sanjay Singh made drug abuse charges against Majithia at a rally in Moga on September 5, 2015. After this, Majithia filed a defamation complaint against Sanjay Singh in Ludhiana court on January 12, 2016. The case is going on in Ludhiana court and the court summoned Sanjay Singh in 2016.

Sanjay Singh had filed a petition in the High Court against the order of summons, stating that these orders for summoning have not been issued under the prescribed provisions. In this case, the order of summons and the complaint lodged against them should be cancelled, claimed Sanjay Singh. The High Court had stayed the summons orders last year.

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The High Court reserved its decision on both these petitions last month after hearing the arguments of all the parties. On Thursday, the High Court dismissed both the petitions of Sanjay Singh.

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