A local court on Thursday issued a bailable arrest warrant against senior Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in a defamation case.
The court of Judicial Magistrate First Class KK Bansal issued the warrant against Tytler, after a case was filed against him by a Delhi- based senior lawyer, HS Phoolka, in 2004, after Tytler made defamatory utterances against him during a programme telecast by a private television channel.
The court has fixed November 28 as the next date of hearing.
When contacted, Phoolka told Hindustan Times that Tytler had defamed him during a television show in which both he and Tytler were present.
Phoolka said Tytler had filed a petition before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, seeking shifting of the case from the local court to Haryana. He said Tytler had made that request for seeking fair trial of the case and also due to security reasons.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissed the petition filed by Tytler on August 8 this year. Later, Tytler filed a petition before the Supreme Court on September 8, but the court did not stay the proceedings in a local Court, said Phoolka.