A magistrate court in Sewree has imposed a cost of ₹1,000 on Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut in a defamation complaint filed before it by a BJP leader’s wife.
The complainant had alleged that Raut’s statements that her NGO had indulged in corruption in toilet constructions schemes, had defamed her.
Court granted exemption as Raut was not present
On Wednesday, the complainant was present before the court with her advocate. Raut’s advocate sought an exemption as Raut was not present, which the court granted. The advocate then sought an adjournment and the court granted it after imposing the cost, which is to be paid on the next date. The court will hear the matter next on April 10.
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