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BJP takes back pleas against Delhi CM

PTI  New Delhi, August 13, 2013
First Published: 23:19 IST(13/8/2013) | Last Updated: 23:21 IST(13/8/2013)

BJP leader Vijender Gupta on Tuesday withdrew from the Delhi High Court his two pleas filed against a lower court order on a criminal complaint lodged by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.


Dikshit had lodged a complaint in a lower court, alleging that the BJP leader used uncivilised language against her in the run up to MCD polls last year.

Gupta had filed separate petitions challenging two orders of a lower court by which he was summoned as an accused and then defamation charges were framed against him, respectively in the case.

The magisterial court had on August 6 found “prima facie” evidence against Gupta and ordered framing of charges under Section 500 (defamation) of the IPC.

Gupta’s lawyer had opposed the framing of charges, saying the orders to summon and then frame charges against the leader were passed “without any legally admissible evidence.”

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