Court restrains sale of Zaiwalla book on Singhvi s complaint


New Delhi, April 14 : A court here has temporarily restrained a London-based lawyer from selling his forthcoming book for allegedly containing defamatory statements against Congress leader and lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi and his family members. Singhvi had filed a defamation case against Sarosh Zaiwalla for allegedly linking his father L.M. Singhvi to Bofors case in the book titled "Honour Bound - Adventure of an Indian Lawyer in the English Court". District Judge Sanjeev Jain of Patiala House Court on Monday stated that a prima facie case is made out in favour of Singhvi and observed: "In the instant case, the reputation of the plaintiff is at stake. His reputation would suffer irreparable harm if injunctions prayed for is not granted as much as he would suffer further loss to his reputation." The court further directed Zaiwalla to restrain from making any unvaried unsubstantiated, and ex-factor defamatory statements against Singhvi and his family. Similarly, other dependents, publishers and distributors of the book, have also been restrained from marketing or supplying the book to individuals and book vendors for reading or re-sale during the pendency of the suit till the next date of hearing. /IANS




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