Actress Juhi Chawla slapped with Rs 20 lakh fine over 5G lawsuit

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New Delhi : Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed actor Juhi Chawla's lawsuit against the implementation of 5G technology in India. The court statement read that "it appears that the suit was filed for publicity" and has imposed a fine of Rs. 20 lakh.

Bench of Justice JR Midha while passing the judgement said that plaintiffs (Juhi Chawla and two other petitioners) have tried to take undue benefit from the law process and imposed costs of Rs. 20 lakh on them.

The Court, in its order, said: "It appears that the suit was filed for publicity. Plaintiff Juhi Chawla circulated link of the hearing on social media which created the disruption thrice. The Delhi Police shall identify the persons and take action against those who created the disruptions."

On Wednesday, the court had raised several questions on the lawsuit; It asked whether the plaintiff had approached the government through any representation before coming to the Court.

Juhi Chawla in her suit claimed that 5G technology exposes people and animals to RF radiation that is 10 to 100 times greater than it exists today.

According to the petition, the plaintiffs sought direction to the "arrayed defendants" to certify that 5G technology is safe for humans and every type of living organism and to produce their studies regarding RF radiation in support.