Plea to prosecute Tytler for threat to lawyer
New Delhi: A Delhi court has sought response
from Congress leader Jagdish Tytler on a plea by a lawyer
fighting for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims that the former
Union Minister should be prosecuted for criminal intimidation
for allegedly threatening to "liquidate" him on a TV show.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Amit
Bansal issued notice to Tytler to sumit his reply on July 12
to the plea of senior counsel HS Phoolka.
The court was hearing a defamation case filed by Phoolka
who had alleged that Tytler had made derogatory remark against
him in a TV programme aired on a news channel on September 7,
"The allegations in the complaint as well as statements of
the witnesses at the pre-summoning stage discloses the offence
committed by the accused (Tytler) under section 506 Part II
(criminal intimidation) of the IPC, as well, accordingly the
present case (of defamation) should be tried in accordance of
the procedure for trial of the warrant cases," Phoolka, in his
application filed through advocate Jasmeet Singh, said.
Section 506 (II) of the IPC attracts a punishment of up to
seven years in jail.