Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur)

‘For publicity’: HC junks plea by Juhi Chawla


NEW DELHI: The Delhi high court on Friday dismissed with a cost of ₹20 lakh actor Juhi Chawla’s lawsuit challengin­g 5G wireless network technology and said the plea was defective and filed for “gaining publicity”.

Justice JR Midha said the plaintiffs -- Chawla and two others -- have abused and misused the process of law and wasted the court’s time.

The court said the suit was filed to gain publicity which was clear as Chawla circulated the video conferenci­ng link of the hearing on her social media account which resulted in repeated interrupti­ons by unknown persons.

The court also issued contempt notices against unknown persons and asked the Delhi Police to identify them.

After pronouncem­ent of order, Chawla’s counsel sought a stay on the verdict which was outrightly denied by the court.

On Monday, the Bollywood actor and social workers Veeresh Malik and Teena Vachani moved the high court alleging that 5G technology threatens to provoke serious radiation impact on humans and permanent damage to natural ecosystems.

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