Defamation Suit: Tytler Granted Bail

Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Jagdish Tytler has been granted bail by a Delhi court in a case of using derogatory language in a TV news programme against the counsel of 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims.  
During the trial, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ajay Panday said that Tytler is admitted on bail on furnishing of a personal and surety bond of Rs 50, 000 each as condition.

On Tytler’s application of seeking permanent exemption from court appearances in the trial, the court exempted him from making personal appearance till the disposal of his concerned application.

It may be mentioned that the court was hearing a defamation suit filed by Harvinder Singh Phoolka, a senior advocate, who has led a legal fight on behalf of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims.

Kamna Vohra, appearing for Phoolka, opposed Tytler’s plea seeking permanent exemption from appearances before the court, arguing, “The matter has been transferred from Ludhiana court to the capital on the request of Tytler himself. Now he cannot seek exemption from appearance.”

Phoolka had in 2004 filed the case at the Ludhiana court against Tytler accusing him of using defamatory language in a programme telecast on NDTV news channel on September seven in the same year.

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