BJP leader Vijender Gupta moves HC against summons in defamation case by AAP's Kailash Gahlot
It had said the Delhi government floated a tender for buses and after due process, it was awarded to Tata but all sorts of allegations were made.
BJP MLA Vijender Gupta Monday approached the Delhi High Court challenging the summons issued to him in a criminal complaint filed by Delhi Cabinet Minister and AAP leader Kailash Gahlot for making alleged defamatory statements on purported irregularities in the procurement of 1,000 low floor buses by the Delhi Transport Corporation.
Gupta was summoned as an accused in the criminal complaint by a trial court on October 11 and was asked to appear before it on November 16.
However, the court said it will be listed for Tuesday.
He had alleged that Gupta levelled ''defamatory, scandalous, mischievous, false and scurrilous allegations'' verbally as well as in writing.
The complaint had said that ''vilifying and scandalous'' allegations were made by the accused to stall the ''ambitious project of the Delhi Government to give major relief to the residents of Delhi''. ''The accused made scurrilous, misplaced, and false allegations against the complainant with an intention to teach people of Delhi a lesson for voting in favour of Aam Aadmi Party,'' the plea had alleged.
It had claimed that Gupta had made unabated tweets doubting the integrity of the minister concerning the purchase of the low floor buses, despite a clean-chit being given by a high-powered committee. It had said the Delhi government floated a tender for buses and after due process, it was awarded to Tata but all sorts of allegations were made. If convicted, Gupta may get a maximum punishment of a two-year jail term.
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