Show locus to intervene in case against CM: Court

BJP leader Vijay Jolly, who has sought to oppose the police`s move to withdraw a 2008 case of poll code violation has been asked by a court.

New Delhi: BJP leader Vijay Jolly, who has sought to oppose the police`s move to withdraw a 2008 case of poll code violation against Delhi Chief Minister Sheila
Dikshit, has been asked by a court here to justify his locus standi to intervene in the case.

Slating the matter for further hearing on April 9, Metropolitan Magistrate Vijeta Singh also asked public prosecutor to explain his locus in filing the application for
withdrawal of the case against Dikshit.

During the hearing, prosecutor said the matter should be
remanded back to the court, which had earlier heard it.

On this, the magistrate said the prosecutor could move
application before appropriate forum for transfer of the case.

Jolly, who had contested the 2008 Assembly polls against
Dikshit, has moved the court opposing Delhi police decision to
withdraw the case registered for alleged violation of Model
Code of Conduct by Dikshit during election, saying that the
code is same for everyone.

Police has sought withdrawal of the case against Dikshit,
lodged by the then Samajwadi Party candidate Om Prakash for
allegedly using loud speaker during election campaign without
permission in 2008.

Jolly, in his plea, has sought to be made party to the
case and alleged that the Delhi police has sought to withdraw
the case against Dikshit under her influence.

Om Prakash had lodged a complaint against Dikshit to the
Chief Election Commissioner in November 2008 alleging that she
was using a hand-held loud hailer for addressing the public in
contravention of election rules in the assembly constituency
under the jurisdiction of Mandir Marg police station here.

The case against Dikshit was registered after the police
allegedly found that she was using the loud hailer during a
`padyatra` without prior permission from relevant authorities.

The police, however, in the withdrawal application stated
that its record do not reflect that any loud speaker or hand
held hailer was seized during the probe.


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