“Suit was for publicity:” Delhi High Court dismisses plea by Juhi Chawla against 5G rollout, imposes costs of Rs 20 lakh

Chawla and two others had filed a suit before the High Court, arguing that until and unless 5G technology is "certified safe", its roll out should not be permitted.

The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed the plea filed by Bollywood actor Juhi Chawla against the rollout of 5G technology in India (Juhi Chawla & ors vs Science and Engineering Research Board & ors)

The Bench of Justice JR Midha said that it appeared that the suit was filed to garner publicity, noting how Chawla had circulated web link of the hearing on social media.

The Court, therefore, imposed costs of Rs. 20 lakh on Chawla and other plaintiffs for abusing the process of law.

“Plaintiffs abused process of law. Costs of Rs 20 lakh is imposed on plaintiffs: Court. It appears suit was for publicity. Juhi Chawla circulated link of the hearing on social media,” the Court said.

Taking note of the disruptions caused to the hearing on account of the link being made public by Chawla, the Court directed that contempt notice be issued against the miscreants.

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