A Delhi Court imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor over his repeated non-appearance in the defamation case filed by BJP leader Rajiv Babbar.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja strongly directed Tharoor to appear before the court on the next date of hearing on 4 March.
The case was filed by Babbar over Tharoor's alleged "scorpion sitting on a Shivling" remark against Prime Minister Modi. Tharoor had said this in 2018 at the Bengaluru Literature festival.
(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)
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