MUMBAI: A Justice of the Peace’s court docket right here on Friday cancelled a non-bailable warrant issued towards Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut after he appeared earlier than it in a defamation case filed by Medha Somaiya, BJP chief Kirit Somaiya’s spouse. Earlier within the day, when the matter got here up, Raut’s lawyer sought exemption from private look for the Rajya Sabha member.
However the Sewri metropolitan Justice of the Peace rejected the plea and issued a non-bailable warrant towards Raut for not attending the proceedings regardless of an earlier order.
The court docket on Friday started recording the assertion of the complainant within the case.
Raut appeared earlier than the court docket within the post-lunch session. The court docket then cancelled the warrant.
The subsequent listening to can be on January 24.
Somaiya has moved the court docket claiming that Raut made baseless and defamatory allegations that she and her husband had been concerned in a Rs 100 crore rip-off associated to the development and upkeep of public bogs in Mira Bhayander space close to Mumbai.
She has sought the registration of a case towards Raut, who belongs to the Uddhav Thackeray faction of the Shiv Sena, underneath Indian Penal Code part 499 (legal defamation).