Fake video case: Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani, who was booked for 'defaming' school in Valsad, discharged

A defamation case was filed against the Independent MLA after he shared a video of a teacher beating a student and attributed it wrongly to RMVM School in Valsad

Press Trust of India October 21, 2020 09:33:46 IST
Fake video case: Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani, who was booked for 'defaming' school in Valsad, discharged

Valsad: A court in Gujarat's Valsad on Tuesday discharged Independent MLA Jignesh Mevani in a case which was filed after he shared a video on Twitter on May 20 last year.

Mevani had wrongly linked a video of a teacher beating up a half-naked student to Valsad's RMVM School, after which its principal Bijal Patel lodged a police complaint claiming the video defamed the school and its teachers.

On Tuesday, Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Manish Nimavat accepted Mevani's discharge plea filed under section 239 of CrPC.

The court observed no case was made out against the Vadgam MLA based on details and evidence placed on record.

The judge said there was no proof on record regarding threat calls made to the principal or parents gathering outside the school as a result of the video shared by Mevani.

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