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DSLSA Withdraws Proceedings In Delhi High Court Against Actress Juhi Chawla For Payment Of Costs In 5G Matter

Suhavi Arya
3 Feb 2022 10:42 AM GMT
DSLSA Withdraws Proceedings In Delhi High Court Against Actress Juhi Chawla For Payment Of Costs In 5G Matter
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The Delhi High Court today dismissed as withdrawn the execution petition filed by Delhi State Legal Services Authority ('DSLSA') against actress and environmentalist Juhi Chawla, for recovery of cost imposed on her in the 5G rollout case.The development comes soon after a Division Bench of the High Court reduced the quantum of cost to be paid. Even though the money has not been...

The Delhi High Court today dismissed as withdrawn the execution petition filed by Delhi State Legal Services Authority ('DSLSA') against actress and environmentalist Juhi Chawla, for recovery of cost imposed on her in the 5G rollout case.

The development comes soon after a Division Bench of the High Court reduced the quantum of cost to be paid.

Even though the money has not been deposited, the counsel for DSLSA Saurabh Kansal sought to withdraw the petition on account of the order being modified and on good faith- as Chawla has agreed to campaign for DSLSA voluntarily.

In the execution petition, before Justice Amit Bansal, DSLSA had prayed to recover Rs. 20 lakhs that a single judge bench (in June 2021) had ordered Chawla to pay on her dismissed civil suit.

"In view of the division bench order dated January 27 in the appeal, decree-holder (DSLSA) wishes to withdraw the execution petition. The execution petition is dismissed as withdrawn," Justice Bansal said.

Earlier, Chawla had approached the High Court seeking waiver of the cost. Last week, the Division Bench comprising Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Jasmeet Singh allowed the appeal and reduced the cost to 2 Lakhs. The Bench also expunged the remarks made by the Single Judge against Chawla.

On that day of hearing, the actress had appeared before the Court through video conferencing, stating that it would be an honour for her to render social service by featuring in DSLSA's programmes, raising causes of women and children who are in need of legal aid.

The actress had previously approached the Court against the roll-out of 5G telecommunication services in the country, including, but not limited to steps for spectrum allocation, licensing, etc. on grounds of long and short term harm to human, animal and plant life and detrimental impact on the environment at large. The same was dismissed as being as defective, vexatious and not maintainable.

Case Title: DSLSA v. Juhi Chawla

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