New Delhi: Congress leader Jagdish Tytler was on Monday  put on trial by a Delhi court which framed defamation charge against him on a complaint filed by a senior advocate representing the victims in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases.

The court issued notice under provision of CrPC to Tytler saying he had prime facie defamed senior lawyer H S Phoolka, the complainant in the matter, by allegedly making imputations to harm his reputation. “(You)….intentionally or knowingly or having reasons to believe that imputations made by you will harm the reputation of the complainant (Phoolka) and thus thereby committed offence under section 499 of IPC punishable under section 500 of IPC. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Gaurav Rao said.

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