A Delhi court on Friday directed a doctor, who has filed a defamation suit against popular singer Mika Singh seeking Rs 50 lakh as damage for allegedly slapping him and tarnishing his image at a function here, to supply paper books to the performer.
Additional District Judge D K Jangala asked the plaintiff, Dr Srikanth, to give within two weeks the relevant documents of the suit to the counsel appearing for Mika, who was earlier summoned for today. The court listed the matter for further hearing on March 3.
Amrik Singh alias Mika was summoned in the defamation suit filed by Dr Srikanth, an ophthalmologist at Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital here, alleging that the singer had slapped him during a live concert, coordinated by the Delhi Ophthalmological Society as part of its three-day conference.
In the suit filed through advocates Rajesh Kumar and Ahmad Shahrooz, the doctor said on April 11, 2015, he was dancing at the venue when Mika, without any reason, started pointing fingers at him from the stage and asked him to move aside allegedly in a rude manner using abusive language.
He alleged that when the plaintiff did not pay heed to Mika’s “dictatorship and unparliamentary and abusive language”, the singer got angry and directed his bouncers to drag the doctor to the stage.
“On instructions of the defendant, two of his bouncers came down and dragged the plaintiff to the stage by grabbing his collar. He kept on pleading to leave him” and not treat him with “such brutality”, but to no avail, the suit alleged.
It further alleged that Mika slapped the doctor on his left ear which led to bleeding in his ear drum on the stage itself when the entire crowd was watching.
“Shocked and surprised by the illegal and unlawful act of the defendant, the plaintiff felt very hurt, anguished, humiliated and embarrassed as the whole crowd gathered at the venue, most of them were his colleagues and friends and knew him very well being a doctor and they were looking at the plaintiff which was very shameful and disgraceful for the plaintiff as if the plaintiff had indeed done something wrong, objectionable and offensive,” the doctor said in his plea.
After the incident, Mika had alleged that the doctor was drunk and had misbehaved with women and kids, which was denied by the plaintiff.
A criminal case was lodged against Mika by Srikanth at Inder Puri Police Station here for alleged offences of causing hurt and wrongful restraint under the IPC.
Claiming that the video of the incident was uploaded on the internet and the news published in various newspapers, the doctor claimed that Mika had gone to the media with a “false and concocted version” of the incident. He sought Rs 50 lakh as damages for loss caused to his reputation and an injunction directing Mika to unconditionally apologise to him.