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Delhi court summons Jagdish Tytler in defamation case filed by Advocate Phoolka

January 19, 2012 | By

New Delhi, India (January 19, 2011): As per media reports accessed by SikhSiyasat a Delhi court has summoned congress leader Jagdish Tytler in response to the allegations of defamation of a senior lawyer Harvinder Singh Phoolka fighting for the rights of victims of Sikh genocide 1984.

Jagdish Tytler is accused for organizing violance against Sikhs in Delhin November 1984 after the assassination of the then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Thousands of Sikhs were massared during the week long genocidal violance in November 1984 through out India.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) of Delhi Amit Bansal today issued summons to Tytler for April 11, 2011 to reply to advocate H. S. Phoolka’s complaint of defaming him. It is notable that court has given exemption to Jagdish Tytler from appearing in person.

Advocate Phoolka has claimed that Tytler had made a derogatory remark against him in a news programme aired on a news channel on September 7, 2004. “False and derogatory allegations levelled by Jagdish Tytler against me have harmed my reputation in the society” Phoolka is said to have claimed.

“Reading out a portion of the complaint in the court, advocate Kamna Vohra, appearing for Phoolka, said Tytler should be prosecuted also for the alleged offence of criminal intimidation” reports Outlook.

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