Former minister in the Delhi government and Chairman of the 'Yamuna Par Vikas Board' Narender Nath and four Delhi police officials, accused in a case of physical assault of a woman advocate, have been asked by a city court to appear before it on November 22.
Metropolitan Magistrate Sameer Vajpayee on Tuesday asked Nath, a Congress leader who had been represented through his counsel, to appear before it personally.
The court ordered re-issue of summons to four police officials, who are also facing charges in the case, after it was reported that they could not be served the summons.
The order came on a complaint by advocate Radha Yadav that she was abused by Nath, who was then Power Minister, when she went to him along with a group to apprise him of the worsening power situation in her east Delhi neighbourhood.
The Minister called up the police who beat her up and injured her severely, she alleged.
An FIR under various sections including 323 (assault), 354 (use of force with a purpose of outrage modesty of woman), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC has been lodged against Nath, then DCP of East Delhi Manoj Kumar Lal, Addl DCP RK Sharma, SHO Ashok Tyagi and Sub-Inspector Sunil Kumar.