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DJB defamation suit: Court summons four BJP leaders including Delhi unit chief

A Delhi court docket summoned 4 BJP leaders, together with Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta, in a felony defamation grievance filed by Delhi Jal Board (DJB) vice-chairman Raghav Chadha who alleged that they made defamatory statements on social media alleging a rip-off of Rs 26,000 crore in DJB.

Further Chief Metropolitan Justice of the Peace Dharmender Singh, in his order handed on Thursday, summoned Gupta, Delhi MLAs Ramvir Singh Bidhuri and Vijender Gupta, and BJP’s Delhi unit spokesperson Harish Khurana within the defamation swimsuit moved by advocate Prashant Manchanda.

The court docket held that there have been enough grounds for proceedings towards the respondents and summoned them underneath sections 500 (punishment for defamation) and 33 (frequent intention) of the IPC.

The court docket stated it was related to notice that Chadha, in his testimony, acknowledged that he was knowledgeable by the DJB’s Workplace of Advisor Regulation, that “as per the information accessible within the Regulation Workplace, no discover/summons from the Court docket of Regulation or discover/inquiry/ requisition from any of the Investigating Company has been made to the legislation workplace of the board with respect to the allegations made by respondents.”

“It exhibits that as a substitute of approaching the investigating company competent to research the corruption instances, respondents have solely levelled the allegations publicly,” the court docket famous.

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