Mumbai court issues bailable warrant against Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut in defamation case

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut. File Photo

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut. File Photo

A court here on Monday gave a bailable warrant against Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut after he neglected to show up before it regarding a maligning grievance documented by previous BJP MP Kirit Somaiya’s better half Medha Somaiya.

The Sewri metropolitan judge’s court had last month gave a cycle (summons) against Raut, requesting that he show up before it on July 4.

Be that as it may, neither Raut nor his legal counselors were available in the court on Monday, Medha Somaiya’s attorney Vivekanand Gupta said.

“Thus, we made an application for the issuance of a warrant against him, which the court permitted,” Gupta added.

The court later dismissed the matter and saved it for hearing on July 18.

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Prior, the justice, while giving summons, had held that archives and video cuts delivered on record by all appearances uncovered that the denounced offered disparaging expressions against the complainant (Medha), so it would be seen by the general population at large and read by individuals in papers.

It was additionally by all appearances demonstrated by the complainant that the words verbally expressed by denounced Sanjay Raut were with the end goal that it hurt the complainant’s standing, the court had said.

Medha Somaiya, in her grumbling recorded through advocates Gupta and Laxman Kanal, guaranteed Raut had made ridiculous and totally slanderous charges against her and her better half, blaming them for being engaged with a trick worth Rs 100 crore over the development and support of a few public latrines under the ward of the Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation.

She had encouraged the court to start procedures against him on charges of criticism, as characterized under segments 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code. PTI

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