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Court dismisses complaint against Smriti Irani

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A today rejected a complaint against for allegedly furnishing false declarations to the (ECI) at the time of filing nominations for the 2014 elections.

dismissed the complaint noting that complainant Renu Gambhir, of (India) Delhi Pradesh, has not appeared before the court on several dates, due to which her testimony has remained incomplete.

"The allegations are about giving some false declarations before the office of the returning of ECI from time to time. The complainant has stopped appearing in the case for many dates now.

"She has been partly examined as witness but her testimony was incomplete and despite court notice, she has not appeared. It seems that she is not interested in pursuing her case any further. No summoning order can be passed on the basis of the testimony of the complainant recorded so far because it is incomplete. Therefore, this complaint is dismissed," the court said.

The complainant had alleged that Irani had furnished incorrect and contradictory information with regard to her education to contest the elections.

The complaint was filed by Gambhir against Irani for offences punishable under sections 125A of the Representation of People Act, 1951 and 177 (furnishing false information), 199 (false statement made in declaration which is by as evidence), 417 (cheating), 418 (cheating with knowledge that wrongful loss may ensue to person whose interest offender is bound to protect), 463 (forgery) and 464 (making false document) of the IPC.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 17:05 IST