“Abused process of law”: Delhi High Court dismisses Juhi Chawla’s petition on 5G, imposes fine of Rs. 20 lakh; hearing was marred by fan singing songs from actor’s films


The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed Bollywood actor Juhi Chawla’s civil suit against the rollout of the 5G network citing radiation and imposed a fine of Rs. 20 lakh.

Delhi High Court

The court, according to the Livelaw website, imposed costs of Rs. 20 lakhs on Juhi Chawla and others for their defective plaint against the rollout of 5G testing in the country, saying that plaintiffs had “abused process of law”.

The hearing on Juhi’s civil suit was marred by a fan repeatedly singing songs from the actor’s famous films. This was after Juhi shared the link to the virtual sharing on her Instagram page. Reacting to the actor’s action, the court said that the suit was likely for ‘publicity.’ “It appears suit was filed for publicity. Juhi Chawla circulated link of the hearing on social media”, the high court added.

The court also directed the Delhi Police to identify the fans in question and take action against them for disrupting a court hearing. It rejected the plea by Juhi’s lawyer, who requested for a stay costs saying that the matter was already over and that as a counsel he ‘should know his limits.’

Juhi had earlier shared the link for the virtual hearing on her Instagram page. She had written, “Please join me at our first virtual hearing at the Delhi High Court at 10.45 IST today. Link in bio.”

Juhi on Monday had filed a lawsuit in the Delhi High Court against the implementation of 5G wireless network in India, raising her concerns on the radiation impact on citizens, animals, flora and fauna.