The Hush Post| 8:55 pm|one-minute-read|
There are arrest warrants against Congress MP from Kerala Shashi Tharoor. This, after Shashi Tharoor failed to appear before the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate in a defamation case.
Tharoor said he would move the court to get clarification about an arrest warrant. The arrest warrant are in a defamation case. A lawyer has allegedly filed a defamation case against Tharoor for defaming Hindu women in a book “The Great Indian Novel.” He had allegedly made a defamatory statement against Nair women in his book “the Great Indian Novel”.
His office said they did not receive any summons and the arrest warrants are without any date
He also posted the image of the summons he received, which did not specify the date for his appearance in court. “Many have asked about media reports relating to a case filed by a BJP Mahila Morcha lawyer,about a line in my 30-yr-old #GreatIndianNovel. I have the highest respect for the judiciary& no contempt of court was intended. I read a summons w/no date specified,” the tweet read.
“Accordingly the lawyer inquired with the court and was told this was an inadvertent clerical error & a fresh summons would be issued.We are still awaiting summons but saw news of the arrest warrant instead. We will approach the honble court Monday to clarify,” Mr Tharoor tweeted.
His office had on Saturday clarified that they had not received any arrest warrant. The summons which they got was without a date for his appearance.
The office of the Thiruvananthapuram MP came to know about the warrant through media reports. “The Great Indian Novel”, first published in 1989, is a satirical novel by Mr Tharoor.