Srijan scam: Defamation case filed against Lalu Prasad, Tejaswi Yadav for accusing trader of involvement in racket

A gems and jewellery trader on Tuesday filed a defamation case against RJD president Lalu Prasad and his son Tejaswi Prasad Yadav for making 'wild' allegations against him in the multi-crore rupees Srijan scam.

PTI September 19, 2017 19:27:49 IST
Srijan scam: Defamation case filed against Lalu Prasad, Tejaswi Yadav for accusing trader of involvement in racket

Patna: A gems and jewellery trader on Tuesday filed a defamation case against RJD president Lalu Prasad and his son Tejaswi Prasad Yadav for making "wild" allegations against him in the multi-crore rupees Srijan scam.

Srijan scam Defamation case filed against Lalu Prasad Tejaswi Yadav for accusing trader of involvement in racket

File image of Lalu Prasad and his son Tejaswi. CNNNews18

The matter would come up for hearing in the chief judicial magistrate's court here on Wednesday.

The defamation suit was filed by Ravi Jalan through his advocate Radhe Shyam Singh under IPC sections 500 (defamation), 504 (intentional insult) and 505 (public mischief).

The complainant claimed that Lalu and Tejaswi, the leader of the Opposition in the Bihar Assembly, lowered his prestige by making the "wild" allegation about his involvement in the Srijan NGO scam and demanded his arrest.

The scandal involves alleged wrongful transfer of huge government funds to the bank accounts of Bhagalpur-based NGO Srijan Mahila Sahyog Samiti which were swindled.

He has annexed newspapers clippings to back his claim.

Jalan said Lalu Prasad and his son spoke about his alleged involvement in the fraud at a party rally in Bhagalpur on 10 September and also at a press conference they had held.

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