Juhi Chawla withdraws 5G lawsuit from Delhi High Court

Shivani Pandey-

Veteran Bollywood Actress Juhi Chawla withdrew from the Delhi High Court her plea in connection with the dismissal of her lawsuit against 5G network technology.

Justice Jayant Nath permitted the withdrawal of the plea post-hearing the statement made by Chawla’s counsel, Advocate Deepak Khosla.

“Learned counsel for the plaintiff (Chawla) wants to withdraw the application with liberty to avail remedy before the appellate Court. Application is dismissed as withdrawn,” the Court stated.

Chawla had moved the application requesting that her lawsuit against 5G rollout be declared “rejected” instead of “dismissed”.

Chawla’s counsel stated that the plaintiff, which “never went up to the level of suit”, could only be rejected or returned in terms of the Civil Procedure Code, and not dismissed.

The Court had then also granted a week’s time for a deposit of Rs 20 lakh costs after Chawla decided to not press the application for its waiver.

Application for refund of Court fees was also withdrawn by the veteran actress.

In June, the Court had depicted the lawsuit by Chawla and two others against 5G roll out as “defective”, “abuse of process of law” and filed for “gaining publicity” and dismissed it with a penalty of Rs 20 lakh.

Justice J R Midha mentioned that the plaint in which questions have been raised about health hazards due to the 5G technology was “not maintainable” and was “stuffed with unnecessary scandalous, frivolous and vexatious averments” which are liable to be struck down.

The Court said the suit filed by actress-environmentalist and others was to gain publicity which was very evident as Chawla circulated the video conferencing link of the hearing on her social media account which resulted in the repeated disruptions thrice by unknown malefactors continued disruptions despite repeated warnings.

Read more: 5G Rollout: Delhi HC defers hearing on Juhi Chawla plea till July 29

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