Residence Minister Amit Shah summoned by West Bengal court docket in Abhishek Banerjee defamation case

Kolkata: Designated MP/MLA court docket in West Bengal points summons to Residence Minister Amit Shah on Friday (February 19) to look in particular person or by lawyer on February 22 in defamation case filed by Trinamool Chhatra Parishad MP Abhishek Banerjee.

Nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Trinamool Youth Congress chief Abhishek Banerjee had filed a defamation swimsuit in opposition to Amit Shah alleging that the BJP president had made slanderous statements in opposition to him at a public rally on August 11, 2018 in Kolkata.

On August 13, 2018 the chief minister’s nephew despatched a authorized discover to Shah, demanding an apology from him for allegedly making defamatory statements in opposition to him.

The discover to Shah stated, “In the midst of your speech you had made varied allegations in opposition to my shopper by making a flimsy and thinly veiled reference and/or insinuation to the ‘bhatija’ (nephew) of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of the State of West Bengal. Since, it’s well-known that my shopper is the nephew of Smt. Mamata Banerjee and is actively concerned in politics, the contents of your speech left little to the creativeness of my shopper’s well-wishers that you just have been referring to my shopper.”

Abhishek Banerjee’s lawyer Sanjay Basu claimed the “false statements” in opposition to his shopper have precipitated grave loss and prejudice to his shopper’s repute.

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