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Defamation case: Court issues bailable warrant against Tytler

September 11, 2008 13:45 IST

A local court in Ludhiana on Thursday issued a bailable arrest warrant against senior Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in a defamation case.

The warrant against Tytler was issued by the court of Judicial Magistrate K K Bansal in Ludhiana. The court today fixed November 28 as the next date of hearing.

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On September 8, Tytler had approached the Supreme Court, seeking shifting of a defamation case against him from a court in Punjab to Haryana.

The case, pending before a Ludhiana court, was filed by a senior advocate spearheading a campaign against him for his alleged involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

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A bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan had sought a response from the Punjab government on the allegation by Tytler, a Lok Sabha member, that he will not get fair trial in the Ludhiana court and there was also a security threat to him.

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A notice was also issued to Delhi-based senior advocate H S Phoolka, who had filed the defamation case in 2004 against Tytler, accusing him of making slanderous statements during a programme telecast by a private TV channel.

The Congress leader, against whom the Justice G T Nanavati Commission, which inquired the anti-Sikh riots, recommended initiation of criminal proceedings, approached the apex court after the Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissed his petition seeking transfer of the defamation case.

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