Court fines former councillor for ‘frivolous petitions’

January 15th, 2009 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday slapped a Rs.150,000 fine on a former councillor of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for filing frivolous petitions alleging misuse of funds in road construction.A division bench headed by Chief Justice Ajit Prakash Shah and Justice S. Muralidhar asked former councillor Sadhna Sharma from north west Delhi to pay Rs.100,000 to MCD and Rs.50,000 to the High Court Legal Service Authority for “wasting the court’s time by filing frivolous petitions”.

The court also pulled her up for changing her statements during the case proceedings. It issued a contempt notice and asked her to reply in four weeks.

Sharma alleged the MCD misused funds during development of roads in the Civil Lines area.

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