HC will hear the request of the deputy Manoj Tiwari to annul the summons for defamation on the Sisodia complaint
The Delhi High Court said on Friday that it will hear on December 1 a statement by BJP MP Manoj Tiwari challenging the summons issued to him in a criminal defamation case brought by Delhi’s Chief Deputy Minister Manish Sisodia for allegedly pressing charges. of corruption against him.
Lead Defender Pinky Anand, representing Tiwari, urged Judge Anu Malhotra to accept the guilty plea next week.
The BJP leader has challenged a November 28, 2019 trial court order that cited him and others as defendants in the criminal defamation case brought by Sisodia.
Sisodia had filed the complaint against BJP leaders – Members of Parliament Manoj Tiwari, Hans Raj Hans and Pravesh Verma, MLAs Manjinder Singh Sirsa and Vijender Gupta and BJP spokesman Harish Khurana – for allegedly bringing corruption charges against him. in connection with Delhi government schools’ classrooms.
The defendants were released on bail after appearing before the trial court.
Tiwari, through attorney Neeraj, has sought to vacate the summons issued against him.
The AAP leader had filed the complaint under section 200 of the CrPC for committing crimes 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.
Sisodia had stated that all the accusations made by the BJP leaders jointly and individually were false, defamatory and derogatory with the intention of damaging and damaging their reputation and goodwill.
If convicted, the crime of defamation carries a maximum penalty of two years.