Amar Singh given final opportunity to depose in criminal case

Taking a serious view of the failure of the SP General Secretary to appear before it, a Delhi Court on Wednesday gave Amar Singh a final opportunity to depose on Thursday in a criminal complaint filed by him in a two year old cheating case.
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Updated on Feb 25, 2009 12:29 PM IST
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Taking a serious view of the failure of the SP General Secretary to appear before it, a Delhi Court on Wednesday gave Amar Singh a final opportunity to depose on Thursday in a criminal complaint filed by him in a two year old cheating case.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaweri Baweja asked Singh to appear before the court to record his statement.

"It is stated by the counsel for complainant that the matter be adjourned for Thursday. Time and again, opportunity has been given to the complainant but he has failed to appear in the court. On Wednesday no application was filed, neither any reasonable ground has been mentioned," the court said.

A final opportunity has been given to the complainant to appear before the court, the judge said putting the matter for hearing for Thursday.

During the proceeding, Anoop Kumar Sharma, counsel for the accused sought the court's directions to close the evidence in the matter as Singh had failed to depose despite being given several opportunities.

On February 20, the court had imposed a cost of Rs 5,000 on the Rajya Sabha MP for his failure to depose before the judge.

Singh had registered a case against Barun Kumar Verma in June 4, 2007 alleging he tried to extort money from him in connection with hearing of a case in the Supreme Court relating to SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.

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