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Bailable warrant against Shashi Tharoor for scorpion jibe

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court has issued a bailable warrant against Congress leader Shashi Tharoor for not appearing in a criminal defamation complaint against him over his alleged “scorpion” remark referring to PM Narendra Modi.
Issuing the warrant in the sum of Rs 5,000 on Monday, a link court posted the hearing to November 27. “Neither the accused nor his counsel is present. Under these circumstances, taking a lenient view, issue bailable warrant against the accused in the sum of Rs 5,000 and notice to his surety for November 27, 2019,” said link court judge Naveen Kumar Kashyap.
The court noted that the complainant in the case, BJP member Rajiv Babbar, had filed an exemption plea, which was “vague in nature”. “It is stated in the application that he is in personal difficuRead More – Source

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