Tytler granted bail in defamation case

April 18th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): Congress leader Jagdish Tytler was on Saturday granted bail by a Delhi court in a case of making alleged insulting remarks against the lawyer of 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims, Harvinder Singh Phoolka in television news programmes.

He has also been excused from appearing personally till his plea for permanent exemption from court appearances is cleared by the court.

Tytler has been granted bail on furnishing of a personal and surety bond of Rs 50,000 each.

Tytler’s plea seeking an everlasting exemption from appearances before the court, was strongly opposed by Phoolka’s counsel Kamna Vohra.

Vohra contended that Tytler himself had asked for transfer of case from Ludhiana court to the Delhi court. She said that now, he cannot ask for exemption from appearance.

In 2004, Phoolka had slapped a case against Tytler at the Ludhiana court, accusing him of making derogatory remarks in programmes telecasted on a private news channel on September 7 in the same year. (ANI)

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