Court issues production warrant against 'Iron lady'

Court issues production warrant against 'Iron lady'

A Delhi court Thursday issued a production warrant against ‘Iron lady’ Irom Sharmila to appear Jan 30, next year in a case of attempted suicide during her fast-unto-death at Jantar Mantar here in 2006.

Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain issued the production warrant after Sharmila failed to appear before the court. Earlier, the court had issued summons against her after Sharmila’s counsel failed to turn up. The testimony of the prosecution witness in the case is being recorded at present.

She has been on a fast for about 12 years, demanding the repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. The court had framed charges against Sharmila, popularly known as ‘Iron lady’, for attempting to commit suicide and put her on trial after she refused to plead guilty.

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