BJP President Amit Shah’s son, Jay Amitbhai Shah, has filed a defamation case against seven people over reported huge growth in his firm’s turnover published by The Wire, reported PTI.
Additional chief metropolitan magistrate S.K. Gadhvi has ordered inquiry by the court after Jay Shah filed the case.
This was after the website carried a report alleging that the turnover of his company had soared by 16,000 times since Narendra Modi became the prime minister and his father was elevated to the post of BJP’s president.
Junior Shah had threatened to sue the journalist, editor and the website for Rs 100 crore on Sunday while issuing a denial to allegations of impropriety. He had warned that he will file the criminal defamation suit in Ahmedabad court, where he resides and operates his business from.
His statement ( below) had said, “The article makes false, derogatory and defamatory imputation against me by creating in the minds of right-thinking people an impression that my business owes its ‘success’ to my father Shri Amitbhai Shah’s political position… My businesses are fully legitimate and conducted in a lawful manner on commercial lines, which is reflected in my tax records, and are through banking transactions.”