Four convicted in defamation case

Last Updated: Friday, December 16, 2011 - 22:35

Mumbai: A local court has convicted four
persons and sentenced them to imprisonment for a day (till the
rising of the court) in a defamation case filed by a woman
advocate.

Sana Baugwala, the woman advocate, had alleged that
the accused had defamed her by writing a letter to the police
and the Charity Commissioner that she provided details of the
devotees, visiting a local durgah, to the underworld for
extortion.

On Thursday, the court convicted four persons -
Maulana Siraj Rizvi, Nadeem Sheikh, Sabir Padya and Mazhar
Khan - and also asked them to pay Rs 15,000 by each of the
accused, Baugwala said.

According to her, in 2002 the accused had written a
letter to the Mumbai police commissioner, Azad Maidan police
station, Crime Branch as well as the Charity Commissioner that
she was collecting information about the devotees and giving
it to the underworld for extortion.

"After I came to know about the letters, I filed this
defamation case against them," she said.

The lawyers of the accused were not available for
comment.

PTI



First Published: Friday, December 16, 2011 - 22:35

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