Rajdeep Sardesai threatens to slap lawyer Prashant Patel with Rs 100 crore defamation suit

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Veteran journalist Rajdeep Sardesai has threatened to file a defamation suit worth Rs 100 crore against a lawyer, Prashant Patel, after he allegedly made libelous comments about the former and his son on Twitter.

Rajdeep Sardesai

This was after Sardesai filed a police complaint against Patel for spreading fake news about the man, who identifies himself as a lawyer, in the past. A rattled Patel had tweeted, “Dear @sardesairajdeep Is it true that your Son Ishan got admission at MBBS in Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University in 2013 on NRI quota w/o having merit after paying ₹ 1 Cr by violating rules (sic)?”

An angry Sardesai posted the copies of the admission order exposing Patel’s yet another attempt to spread lies through fake tweets. He also threatened to slap a Rs 100 crore defamation suit against Patel. Sardesai wrote, “For the Bhakt army of liars: here is my son, a merit rank school topper, medical college admission form. Also marking @TVMohandasPai of Manipal board. Next step 100 crore defamation suit against @ippatel and @TwitterIndia Sad it has reached this but enough is enough.”

In his subsequent tweet, the veteran journalist, now a consulting editor with the India Today group, wrote, “Rats can only be taken to cleaners when society has enough cats ready to draw the line!”

This is not the first time that members of the right-wing Hindutva brigade have attempted to discredit the family members of journalists critical of the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Last year, a civil servant with Rajasthan’s BJP government, Sanjay Dixit, had made public, the personal details of Rifat Jawaid’s wife and children after Janta Ka Reporter’s editor-in-chief questioned his open biases despite being an IAS officer.

The latest attempt to spread fake news involving journalists’ family by known Hindutva army of trolls has evoked angry reactions from social media users. Here are some of the reactions;

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  1. BJP IT Cell’s offices including their IT equipment and resources, whether within the country or elsewhere must be audited thoroughly. Are they about promoting a political party through legal means or trying to destroy individuals opposed to their divisive philosophy by digital means, while there are others, who terrorize and lynch innocent and weak citizens who belong to weaker sections, minorities like Muslims and Dalits. And, there are those, who gun down the courageous opponents of the fascist philosophy like Gauri Lankesh, Prof. Dabholkar, and the others

    • Where from minority and weak sections came in this?Is sardesai is weak who threatens to suit 100 cr defamation?In your view muslims are weak sections,as weak as they kill a person having national flag,slit the throat of a young guy in delhi only for love affair,can sought “pakistan zindabad” in assembley,can declair a hindu street muslim,can openly kill rss person.you radicals always spread poison in the society and your history tells us that u can never be trusted.You have polluted whole world with your dirty ideas where ever you reside.whole world knows that where ever you take shelter you kill the people there and in your kuran there is no scope for other religion.But the days are comming when you along with your fake secular bridgade would be taught the lession of honesty and peace.just wait and watch.

  2. Hey, what happened to ‘freedom of expression’???
    Oh wait, that applies only to those abusing Hindu Gods, Hindu religion, India flag, Bharat ki barbadi, those calling for anhilation of India, those spreading malicious information to divide religions, regions, castes etc..
    A word against khangresis, first family or any of their chamchas and you get sued.. the same people who spewed garbage with impunity!

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