Mamata Banerjee's nephew files defamation suit against Amit Shah
Trinamool Youth Congress chief Abhishek Banerjee, the nephew of Mamata Banerjee, filed a defamation suit against Amit Shah today, alleging the BJP President has made slanderous statements against him at a public rally on August 11 in Kolkata. Abhishek Banerjee appeared before the eighth bench of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Kolkata and filed written submission, claiming Shah has made defamatory statements against him.
Abhishek Banerjee sent a legal notice demanding apology
The eighth Metropolitan Magistrate directed Abhishek Banerjee to issue a notice to Shah. On August 13, the Chief Minister's nephew sent a legal notice to Shah, demanding an apology from him for allegedly making defamatory statements against him. The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court said the criminal defamation suit moved by Abhishek Banerjee will be taken up for hearing on September 28.
False statements caused grave loss to my client's reputation: Basu
The notice to Shah said, "In the course of your speech you had made various allegations against my client 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." Abhishek Banerjee's lawyer Sanjay Basu claimed the "false statements" against Banerjee has caused grave loss and prejudice to his reputation.
Abhishek Banerjee denies Amit Shah's allegation
Basu said his client "denies the allegation that he is involved in any purported diversion of public and/or government funds to the tune of Rs 3,59,000 crore or any other sum purportedly allotted from the Center to the State of West Bengal." He has sought that Shah desists from making defamatory statements causing publication of the same in any media against his client.