New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday dismissed a plea for lodging an FIR against Congress leader Digvijay Singh for allegedly beating a man after he purportedly tried to attack party spokesperson Janardhan Dwivedi with a shoe last June.

Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Jay Thareja rejected the plea of complainant Sunil Kumar Sharma, who had allegedly tried to attack Dwivedi on June 6 last year at the AICC headquarters, saying that he had not appeared before the court on the last two hearings to present his case.

The court on April 3 had asked Sharma to bring more evidence in support of his plea for lodging FIR against Singh.

The magistrate had said that at this time no conclusive evidence has been produced by the complainant for lodging an FIR against Singh.

The court had given opportunity to Sharma to lead more evidence but he failed to appear before it on last two dates on April 21.

Sharma had filed a complaint for lodging criminal case against Singh accusing him of beating him along with others after the June 6 incident.

Sharma, posing as a journalist, had come close to Dwivedi during a press conference on June 6 last year and after removing his shoe, had allegedly brandished it at Dwivedi.

41-year-old Sharma was later arrested by police under Section 107 (apprehension of breach of peace and tranquility) and Section 151 (disruption of public peace) of the CrPC.