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Mumbai: Court orders Sanjay Raut to pay cost for seeking adjournment in defamation case

Updated on: 29 March,2023 05:41 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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The court imposed a cost of Rs 1,000 on Sanjay Raut for seeking adjournment in a defamation complaint filed against him by Medha Somaiya, wife of BJP leader Kirit Somaiya

Mumbai: Court orders Sanjay Raut to pay cost for seeking adjournment in defamation case

Sanjay Raut. File Pic

A magistrate's court in Mumbai on Wednesday imposed a cost of Rs 1,000 on Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut for seeking adjournment in a defamation complaint filed against him by Medha Somaiya, wife of BJP leader Kirit Somaiya.


The matter was listed for cross-examination of Medha Somaiya by Raut's lawyer.



But the lawyer sought adjournment for the day, stating that the defence was not ready for cross-examination.
Metropolitan Magistrate (Sewree court) P I Mokashi allowed adjournment, but imposed a cost of Rs 1,000 on the Shiv Sena (UBT) leader. The next hearing will be on April 10.


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Medha Somaiya moved the court claiming that Raut made baseless allegations that she and her husband were involved in a Rs 100 crore scam related to the construction and maintenance of public toilets in Mira Bhayander area near Mumbai.

She has sought registration of a case for criminal defamation against Raut under Indian Penal Code section 499.

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