New Delhi, Nov 28: Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja on Thursday issued summons for December 18 against Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and other leaders in a defamation case.
Party MPs Hans Raj Hans, Parvesh Verma besides politicos Maninder Singh Sirsa and Vijendra Gupta were also directed to appear before the court.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had filed a criminal defamation complaint against Mr Tiwari and others for allegedly making false allegations of corruption against him in the construction of government school classrooms.
A complaint under section 200 of Criminal Procedure Code was filed for commission of offences under Section 499 and 500 for making false and defamatory statement in print, electronic and social media. The BJP leaders had, the Aam Aadmi Party stalwart submitted, alleged that large-scale of corruption to the tune of Rs 2,000 crores had taken place in the construction of classrooms in Delhi Government schools.
Mr Sisodia contended that the charges were concocted to damage his reputation and goodwill. (UNI)