The Delhi High Court issued a notice to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), its leader Alka Lamba and other party members on a defamation suit filed by expelled AAP member Vinod Kumar Binny on Friday.
Binny, who is an MLA from Laxmi Nagar constituency, has sought Rs 1 crore as damages.
Justice Manmohan Singh sought a response from AAP, Lamba, and party leaders Manoj Kumar, Raju Dhingan, Bandana Kumari as well as the central government on his plea. The court has posted the matter for October 28.
Lamba had accused Binny of posting an entry on Facebook, claiming that she was running a sex racket from her home. Binny, on his part, said someone had created a fake account in his name to malign him. The MLA told the court that he had informed the police and law authorities about the fake account.
“Two months ago, I had reported the matter to the police commissioner, crime branch, and the local police,” advocate Rahul Raj Malik appearing for Binny told the court.
In her complaint to police against Binny and 37 others, Lamba had said that he had posted a comment on Facebook that two girls were arrested for sex trade in a police raid at her house.
An FIR was recently lodged by Cyber Cell of Delhi Police against Binny and 37 others under section 66A (sending offensive messages through communication service) of IT ACT and sections 354D (stalking) and 509 (Act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of IPC, on Lamba’s complaint.