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Juhi Chawla withdraws plea against dismissal of 5G roll out suit from Delhi High Court

“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 Application is dismissed as withdrawn,” the court said.
 

Juhi Chawla withdraws plea against dismissal of 5G roll out suit from Delhi High Court-dnm
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Bengaluru, First Published Jul 29, 2021, 3:02 PM IST
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Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla on Thursday withdrew her plea from the Delhi High Court in connection with the dismissal of her lawsuit against 5G wireless network technology.

The plea had sought the word 'dismissed' to be amended to 'rejected'. A single judge bench comprising Justice Mukta Gupta was hearing Juhi Chawla's plea after which the same was withdrawn. However, liberty was granted to approach the appellate authority in accordance with the law.

“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 Application is dismissed as withdrawn,” the court said.

Chawla’s counsel argued 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 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 Application for refund of court fees was also withdrawn by Chawla. In June, the court had described 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 costs of Rs 20 lakh.

Justice Midha had dismissed Juhi Chawla's petition against the roll-out of 5G telecom services in the country on the grounds that the plaint was defective on several counts. The Court had said that the plaintiffs had "abused and misused the process of law," and imposed a cost of Rs 20 lakhs to be deposited within one week."

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

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