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Relief for Nirupam in defamation case filed by Sunil Dutt

Last Updated: Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 00:22

Mumbai: The metropolitan magistrate`s
court today dismissed Congress MP Priya Dutt`s application
seeking to make her a party in place of her late father Sunil
Dutt in the defamation case against Sanjay Nirupam.

Nirupam, now a Congress MP from Mumbai North, has said
during the 2004 Lok Sabha campaign (when he was with Shiv
Sena) that Sunil Dutt, a Congress MP, attended Parliament only
thrice in five years.

Dutt disputed this, saying that his attendance was good,
and Nirupam was lying. Dutt also filed a criminal defamation
case against Nirupam.

However, Dutt passed away while the matter was pending,
and Nirupam quit Shiv Sena to join Congress.

Dutt`s daughter Priya had said that she would pursue the

However, Bandra magistrate`s court today dismissed her
plea seeking to fight the case in her father`s place.

"With this, Mr Nirupam has been discharged," said his
lawyer Anjani Kumar Singh.

Priya`s lawyers, however said that they would file an
appeal against this order.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 00:22
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