Court of Bengal summons to Shah: asked Amit Shah to appear on 22 February; Summary in defamation case of TMC's Abhishek Banerjee
The Special Court of West Bengal's Bidhannagar (MP / MLA Court) has issued summons to Union Home Minister Amit Shah to appear on 22 February. The summons has been sent in the defamation case of Abhishek Banerjee, the nephew of TMC MP and CM Mamata Banerjee. The court has asked Shah to either present himself or send his lawyer.
The court has said that under Section 500 of the IPC, it is necessary to present Shah himself or through a lawyer to answer the allegations of defamation.
What is the matter?
Abhishek Banerjee had filed a defamation case against Shah during a rally in Kolkata on 11 August 2018, objecting to Amit Shah's statements. Shah said in that rally that Narada, Sharada, Rose Valley, Syndicate Corruption, Nephew Corruption took place under Mamata ji's rule. Abhishek Banerjee mentioned another statement of Shah in his complaint. In this statement, Shah had said that where did Modi ji send 3 lakh 59 thousand crore rupees to the people of the villages of Bengal? The money was gifted to the nephew and the syndicate.
Strong rhetoric in BJP and TMC before elections in Bengal
While Home Minister Amit Shah has been besieging West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her nephew Abhishek Banerjee for a long time, the rhetoric in the BJP and TMC has intensified ahead of the April-May assembly elections in Bengal. Shah on Thursday took a dig at Mamta and Abhishek at Namkhana in South 24 Parganas district, then Mamta also openly challenged Shah and said, 'Dum hai toh show me contesting against my bheepo (nephew), then talk of fighting me Do it I say that Shah should bring his son in politics too. He is also my nephew.
In that case, the special court of MPs / MLAs issued a summons to the Union Home Minister Shah, directing him to appear in the court on February 22 either personally or through a lawyer. Abhishek's lawyer Sanjay Basu had claimed that Amit Shah had made derogatory statements against the Trinamool Congress MP during a BJP rally in Kolkata. A special judge of the MPs and MLAs court has directed Shah to appear in person or through a lawyer by 10 am on February 22. The judge directed that Shah's presence is necessary either by himself or through a lawyer, to answer in a defamation case filed under section 500 of the IPC. Amit Shah has been asked to appear in court in the Abhishek defamation case. Shah was in Kolkata on Friday.
Amit Shah gave a statement in Kolkata on 2018
Abhishek filed a defamation suit on August 18, 2018, during a meeting in Mayo Road, Kolkata, over the remarks made by Shah. Shah, while addressing the gathering, accused Abhishek of being involved in various types of financial corruption. Abhishek had said that all the allegations of Shah were baseless. At this time, there are a lot of attacks against Abhishek Banerjee. He is being addressed as 'Tolbaaz Bheepo' ie 'realizer nephew'. Before Amit Shah, Abhishek Banerjee has also filed a defamation suit against Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh. However, on the allegations leveled against him, Abhishek Banerjee has been clarifying on several occasions. Addressing a rally in Dakshin Dinajpur last month, Abhishek said, "If it is proved that I am a recovery nephew, then take me to the gallows, I will hang myself." You don't even need ED and CBI.