Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Saturday moved Rouse Avenue court to file a defamation case against Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
By Aneesha Mathur, Sanjay Sharma, Himanshu Mishra: Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat moved Rouse Avenue court to file a criminal defamation case against Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
The Union minister claimed that the Rajasthan CM made defamatory statements against him in connection with the former’s alleged involvement in the Sanjivani Credit Society scam.
Shekhawat has demanded prosecution against Gehlot under the IPC sections for criminal defamation. The Union minister has also demanded appropriate financial compensation for the loss of his reputation.
“Their reputation has suffered irreparable damage,” Shekhawat alleged in his criminal defamation complaint before the Rouse Avenue Court in Delhi.
The Rajasthan CM on February 28 accused Shekhawat of being involved in the alleged Sanjivani Credit Cooperative Society scam.
A hearing in the case was held today at the Rouse Avenue court in Delhi today. Senior advocate Vikas Pahwa represented Shekhawat.
The Union minister claimed that an investigation has been conducted by the Rajasthan government into the case and his name has not been mentioned anywhere.