New Delhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has been issued with a bailable warrant by a Delhi court in connection with a defamation case pertaining to “scorpion sitting on Shivling” remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The court had, in the last hearing, adjourned the order on the framing of notice against the Congress lawmaker till November 11.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Naveen Kumar Kashyap issued the warrant against him after he failed to appear before it.
“Neither the accused nor his counsel is present. Under these circumstances, taking a lenient view, issue bailable warrants against the accused in the sum of Rs 5000 and notice to his surety,” the order copy stated.
The court has also directed the complainant, BJP leader Rajiv Babbar to pay a fine of Rs 500 for failing to appear before the court.