October 16, 2014 | By Parmjeet Singh
New Delhi, India: A Delhi court will hear a case related to criminal defamation complainant against Congress leader and Sikh genocide accused Jagdish Tytler on November 22. The complaint was filed by senior lawyer HS Pholka.
A Delhi court on Wednesday (Oct. 15) fixed November 22 for hearing as additional chief metropolitan magistrate Gaurav Rao had gone for an inspection of Tihar Jail.
During the earlier hearing, Jagdish Tytler had told the court that he was ready to tender an “unconditional apology” to senior advocate HS Phoolka. Jagdish Tytler had argued that no public interest was involved in the complaint filed by an individual and an unconditional apology would be sufficient to settle the matter.
Advocate HS Phoolka – the complainant in this case, however, had refused to accept Tytler’s offer, saying that “any compromise” in a serious matter like this would send a wrong message to the people.
The court had earlier asked the complainant to bring on record the aired interview, in which Tytler had allegedly defamed Phoolka, in the form of VCD/DVD so that it could go through the same to ascertain the facts.
In his complaint Advocate HS Phoolka has maintained that Jagdish Tytler had passed derogatory remarks about him in a news programme aired on September 7, 2004.
His counsel had earlier told the court that Tytler should also be prosecuted for the offence of criminal intimidation under Section 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The case against Tytler was filed in a Ludhiana court. Later, it was transferred to Delhi by the Supreme Court on Jagidh Tytler’s plea.
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