New Delhi: Delhi Court had slammed Sheila Dikshit, the former Chief Minister of Delhi and Ex-Governor of Kerala with a fine of Rs. 3 lakh for failing to appear before courtin a defamation case which was filed by BJP leader Vijender Gupta.
It is the second time she has been fined in the case. The court had earlier also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on Dikshit for her non-appearance. The fine amount was deposited by her in January this year.
Metropolitan Magistrate Neha directed that out of Rs three lakh, Rs two lakh be deposited with Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DLSA) and Rs one lakh be given to Gupta while imposing the fine on Dikshit today.
The court has now directed Dikshit to appear before the next date of hearing on 20 December.
The plea, however, was opposed by Gupta’s counsel saying the court had earlier directed Dikshit to appear before it today without any fail or excuse and she was trying to delay the matter.
Advocates Anil Soni and Harish Katiyal had appeared for Gupta and said that Sheila Dikshit was deliberately trying to delay the matter because she has no case against the BJP leader.