New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Tuesday issued a
bailable warrant against Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh for
failing to appear before it to depose in a two-year-old
cheating case instituted by him.
Taking a strong view of Singh`s non-appearance before
the court, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja issued
the warrant against him with a bail amount of Rs 10,000 for
December 22 after noting that he had earlier also on October 3
and July 13 failed to appear before it for various reasons.
The court`s order came after additional public
prosecutor Naveen Kumar submitted that Singh was a complainant
in the case and repeatedly failed to appear for recording of
"He has made a mockery of criminal justice system by
not appearing in the court due to one or the other reasons.
Coercive action must be taken against him," Kumar submitted.
Singh`s counsel today deposited cost of Rs 5,000 which
was imposed on him on February 20 for his non-appearance.
The court had earlier granted him exemptions from
personal appearance due to his poor health.
The medical documents in this regard, however, were
filed today and those documents bore the date of September 25,
a month prior to the date of hearing.
Singh had registered a case against Barun Kumar Verma
on June 4, 2007 alleging that he tried to extort money from
him in connection with hearing of a case in the Supreme court
relating to Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.