Delhi court slaps Rs 10,000 fine on Medha Patkar for failure to appear in defamation case

A Delhi court on Thursday imposed Rs 10,000 as costs on NBA activist Medha Patkar for her repeated failure to appear before it in defamation cases filed by her and KVIC Chairman VK Saxena against each other.

PTI August 03, 2017 15:53:25 IST
Delhi court slaps Rs 10,000 fine on Medha Patkar for failure to appear in defamation case

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday imposed Rs 10,000 as costs on NBA activist Medha Patkar for her repeated failure to appear before it in defamation cases filed by her and KVIC chairman VK Saxena against each other.

Delhi court slaps Rs 10000 fine on Medha Patkar for failure to appear in defamation case

File image of Medha Patkar. PTI

Metropolitan Magistrate Vikrant Vaid granted one last opportunity to the activist while warning that he will dismiss her complaint against Saxena if she again fails to appear.

The court had on 26 June warned Patkar to be "careful in future" and had cancelled the non-bailable warrant issued against her on 29 May for her non-appearance.

The court had in January 2015 also imposed costs of Rs 3,000 on Patkar for non-appearance before it, giving her the "last and final opportunity" to appear before it.

VK Saxena, President of Ahmedabad-based NGO National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL), and Patkar have been embroiled in a legal battle since 2000 after she filed a suit against him for publishing advertisements against her and the NBA.

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