The BJP President Amit Shah’s son, Jai Shah once again did not appear in the Ahmedabad court on Monday in the ongoing defamation case between him and the news website, The Wire. Notably, the reporter, editor and other people linked to the website were present in the court, Jay Shah was absent citing social work.
Complainant Jay Shah’s counsel told the court that Shah could not come in court as he was busy in any social program. After this Shah’s lawyer sought exemption from his presence.
Now, the court has fixed December 16 for the next hearing in this case.
On October 9, Jay Shah filed a criminal defamation suit against the news portal, its editor and reporter. In his application, he demanded “criminal action against the respondents for defaming and tarnishing the reputation of the complainant through an article, which is scandalous, frivolous, misleading, derogatory, libellous and consisting of several defamatory statements.”
The Wire on its report had alleged that Jay’s company grew from Rs 50,000 in March 2015 to Rs 80.5 crore in 2015-16. The report claimed further that his company got access to an unsecured loan of Rs 15.78 crore from KIFS during the same period.