A court here today directed senior Congress leader Ajay Singh to remain present for the next hearing of a defamation case filed against him by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his wife Sadhna.
Singh had alleged during two rallies at Khargone and Sagar before the November 2013 Assembly polls that Chouhan had once vowed not to marry, but later he married Sadhna Singh, and brought her as “a currency counting machine” to his residence.
The Chouhans then filed a defamation case against him.
As Singh remained absent today, despite earlier order, Judicial Magistrate APS Chouhan took a serious view and was about to issue a warrant against him.
But advocate Sajid Ali appeared on behalf of the Congress leader and informed the court that Singh was not in the city and hence he could not come.
Expressing strong displeasure, the court directed advocate Ali to ensure that Singh appeared at the next hearing.