Plea filed by Juhi Chawla dismissed, called it a suit for publicity:Delhi HC

The plea filed by Juhi Chawla against 5G rollout in the nation was dismissed by the Delhi High Court on Friday.

Justice JR Midha said that the suit appeared to be a publicity suit as Juhi had circulated the web link of the hearing on social media.

Therefore, the court had imposed a fine of Rs. 20 lakhs on Juhi and other petitioners.

“No case has been made out for leave to institute suit (under Section 80) or to sue in representative capacity. Plaint is defective and not maintainable,” the Court held.

Also, the court said that the plaintiff didn’t comply with the provisions of the Section-80 of the Code of Civil Procedure.

“The plaintiffs filed this suit on 28th May, 2021 in which the Registry raised an objection to the maintainability of the suit. The plaintiffs, instead of explaining how the suit is maintainable, requested the Registry to list the suit as it is with defects and the plaintiffs undertook to bear the cost and consequences of the same, whereupon the Registry listed this matter, subject to objections, before this Court.”, the Court observed.

The cost imposed had to be deposited within a week with Delhi State legal services authority.

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