No stay on trial court order in Pachauri's suit: HC
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refrained from staying a trial court order to record evidence during the summer vacation in a Rs one-crore defamation case against activist Vrinda Grover and another woman by former TERI chief R K Pachauri.
The high court initially told the lawyers for Grover and the other woman to ring up and request the local commissioner, appointed for recording the evidence, to accommodate them by re-scheduling the process slated to begin from June 19. After the lawyers said that the local commissioner could not be reached over the phone, Justice Sunil Gaur issued notice to Pachauri, three media houses and the Centre on Grover's plea seeking their response by June 16.
The high court said it will not pass any order without hearing the other side and did not grant a stay on the trial court's decision.
Advocate Anupam Srivastava, appearing for Grover, said his client was not opposed to recording of the evidence and that she only wanted it to be postponed to July.