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Amit Shah summoned by special court in defamation case filed by TMC's Abhishek Banerjee

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

Published: 19th February 2021 04:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th February 2021 04:42 PM   |  A+A-

Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses after inauguration of the 'Shauryanjali Programme' - a tribute to the Bengali revolutionaries in Kolkata

Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses after inauguration of the 'Shauryanjali Programme' - a tribute to the Bengali revolutionaries in Kolkata. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

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 February 22 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, Abhishek Banerjee's lawyer Sanjay Basu claimed that Shah had made certain defamatory statements against the TMC MP on August 11, 2018 at a rally of the BJP at Mayo Road in Kolkata.



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