Delhi court issues bailable warrant against Shazia Ilmi

A Delhi court issued a bailable warrant against Aam Aadmi Party leader Shazia Ilmi for non-appearance in a defamation case filed by senior advocate Amit Sibal.

Updated: May 24, 2014, 15:29 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday issued a bailable warrant against Aam Aadmi Party leader Shazia Ilmi for non-appearance in a defamation case filed by senior advocate Amit Sibal.

Amit is the son of former law minister and Congress leader Kapil Sibal.

Metropolitan Magistrate Sunil Kumar Sharma refused to accept Ilmi`s application for exemption from personal appearance in the court due to some reason.

The court issued the bailable warrant against Ilmi and asked her to pay Rs 5,000.

Ilmi is likely quit the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today.
The court exempted another AAP leader Manish Sisodia from personally appearing in the court due to his father` death.

Former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal`s counsel told the court that he could not come as he was already in custody.

Another accused in the case advocate Prashant Bhushan was present in the court during the hearing.

The court posted the matter for August 23.

In March, a court had imposed a fine of Rs 2,500 each on former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his AAP colleague Manish Sisodia after they failed to appear in the defamation case.

The court had granted bail to AAP leaders Prashant Bhushan and Shazia Ilmi after they gave a undertaking that they will appear in court in every fixed date of hearing.
The suit was filed against Kejriwal and others by Amit Sibal, following a May 15, 2013 press conference of Kejriwal in which he alleged conflict of interest, saying Amit Sibal had appeared in the Supreme Court for telecom firm Vodafone when his father was the minister of communications and information technology.

(With IANS inputs)