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Court grants last chance to Mika in defamation suit

Court grants last chance to Mika in defamation suit

Singer Mika Singh has been granted the last opportunity by a court for admitting or denying documents relating to a Rs 50 lakh defamation suit filed against him for allegedly slapping a doctor and tarnishing his image at a function here.

Additional District Judge Rajrani gave a final chance to the composer whose counsel sought an adjournment.

“Put up for admission/denial of documents/framing of issues on October 4. Last opportunity is granted to defendant (Mika),” the court said.

Meanwhile, advocates Rajesh Kumar and Ahmad Shahrooz, representing complainant doctor Srikanth, filed the copy of his medico-legal report.

Amrik Singh alias Mika was earlier summoned in the defamation suit filed by Srikanth, an ophthalmologist at Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital here, alleging that the singer had slapped him during a live concert, which was coordinated by the Delhi Ophthalmological Society as part of a three-day conference.

However, in his written statement, Mika had claimed that the suit was to harass and humiliate him and had sought its dismissal with exemplary cost saying it was devoid of merits.

He had alleged that the intention was to extort money from him and pressurise him for achieving ulterior motives.

The doctor had said that on April 11, 2015, he was dancing at the venue when Mika, without any reason, started pointing fingers at him from the stage and asked him to move aside allegedly in a rude manner using abusive language.

When the plaintiff did not pay heed to this, the singer got angry and directed his bouncers to drag the doctor to the stage, the plaint claimed. It further alleged that Mika slapped the doctor which led to bleeding in his eardrum.

“Shocked and surprised by the illegal and unlawful act of the defendant, the plaintiff felt very hurt, anguished, humiliated and embarrassed as the whole crowd gathered at the venue, most of them were his colleagues and friends…,” the doctor said in his plea.

Mika, in his statement, had said the contents of the suit were based on media reports and denied that he had levelled false allegations against the doctor. He had alleged that a case of sexual harassment and uttering words with an intent to outrage modesty of woman has been lodged against the doctor.

A criminal case was lodged against Mika at Inder Puri Police Station here for alleged offences of causing hurt and wrongful restraint under the IPC.

( Source – PTI )

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