AAP’s Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh on Saturday left for Ahmedabad to appear in Rs 5,000 crore defamation case filed by Anil Ambani’s Reliance Group. Ambani junior had filed the case after Singh’s comments alleging scam in the deal with France over the purchase of 36 Rafale jets.
Singh later said that the court had set the next hearing of the case on 7 December reiterating his determination to expose Ambani on the Rafale deal.
अनिल अम्बानी और मोदी जी के राफ़ेल महाघोटाले को उजागर करता रहूँगा, कोर्ट की अगली तारीख़ 7 दिस. है अहमदाबाद व गुजरात के साथियों का धन्यवाद, दिल्ली वापस आ रहा हूँ। pic.twitter.com/dp0TZw2Ubb
— Sanjay Singh AAP (@SanjayAzadSln) October 20, 2018
Singh posted his photo from the Delhi airport with a caption that read, “Billionaire Ambani has filed a Rs 5,000 crore defamation case against me. My crime is that I exposed the mega scam in the Rafale deal. I am going to Gandhi’s Gujarat to fight the new British. This is a battle for justice.”
A court in Ahmedabad had last week summoned Singh to appear in the case, scheduled to be heard today. The notice by Ahmedabad City and Sessions Court had said, “Whereas the above named plainftiff has instituted a civil suit against you and subsequent to the order below N.M passed by Court I request you to provide written submission before the court on 20.10.2018 at 11.00 o’clock.”
In February, Singh had taken to Twitter to inform that Ambani had filed a Rs 5,000 crore defamation case against him. The AAP Rajya Sabha MP had written, “The hooliganism of industrialists is on the rise. First they will commit scam, then file a defamation case against those who will raise their voices against the scam. Anil Ambani has sent me the biggest ever notice of Rs 5,000 crore for highlighting the scam in the Rafale jets deal. Such threats will not work.”
Janta Ka Reporter in its three part series last had first exposed the scam in the purchase of Rafale jets from the French company Dassault aviation. (You can read them here Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3).