New Delhi: A cost of Rs 5,000 was today imposed by a court here on Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for her non-appearance in a defamation case lodged by her against BJP leader Vijender Gupta.
The court also directed her to be present before it on January 27 without “any excuse”.
“...The direction that was earlier issued by this court was for the complainant's (Dikshit) appearance for her examination and cross examination in the case lodged by her. As she did not appear, a cost of Rs 5,000 is imposed on the complainant.
“Now list the matter for further hearing on January 27, 2014. The complainant is directed to appear without failing for her examination and cross examination...,” Metropolitan Magistrate Namrita Aggarwal said.
The court, however, allowed Dikshit's application for exemption from personal appearance for today but directed her to remain present before it on January 27, 2014, the next date of hearing, “without giving any excuse”.