West Bengal court summons Amit Shah in defamation case filed by TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee

In a press note, Banerjee's lawyer claimed that Shah had made defamatory statements against him on 11 August, 2018, at a rally in Kolkata

Press Trust of India February 19, 2021 20:53:16 IST
West Bengal court summons Amit Shah in defamation case filed by TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee

BJP leader Amit Shah in West Bengal. Image credits: Twitter@@AmitShah

Kolkata: A designated MP/MLA court in West Bengal issued summons to Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday to appear either personally or through a lawyer before it on 22 February in connection with a defamation case lodged against him by Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee.

The special judge of MP/MLA court at Bidhannagar directed that Shah is "required to appear in person/by pleader" at 10 am on that day.

The judge directed that Shah's attendance either personally or through a lawyer is necessary to answer to a charge of defamation under section 500 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

In a press note, Banerjee's lawyer Sanjay Basu claimed that Shah had made certain defamatory statements against the TMC MP on 11 August, 2018 at a rally of the BJP at Mayo Road in Kolkata.

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