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Court dismisses plea against Shahnawaz

PTI  New Delhi, July 17, 2013
First Published: 00:23 IST(17/7/2013) | Last Updated: 00:26 IST(17/7/2013)

A plea seeking registration of an FIR against BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain for allegedly being involved in a textile scam has been dismissed by a Delhi court, which slapped a fine of Rs. 25,000 on the complainant saying the petition was filed with "ulterior political motives".

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Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Dharmesh Sharma said the petition deserved to be "thrown away" as it has been filed for "publicity" and has wasted valuable time of the court.

"It is unfortunate that the petitioner being a lawyer is venturing into this kind of publicity stunt and has wasted the valuable time of the court at huge cost to the exchequer," the court said and upheld the order of a magistrate who had also rejected a similar plea by advocate SK Singh.

Singh had approached the sessions court challenging the magistrate's order.

Singh had sought lodging of an FIR against Hussain, his brother Shahbaz and some others for allegedly being involved in a textile scam during 2004-2012, in pursuance to a conspiracy at Bhagalpur in Bihar.

He had alleged that Hussain and others had acquired assets worth over Rs. 200 crore and after he had exposed these irregularities, he was given "death threats" in March and April.


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