Press Esc to close
Sunday 02 October 2016
News updated at 2:07 AM IST
Weather
Max: 29.7°C
Min : 20.5°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

Digvijay Singh gets bail in defamation case filed by Gadkari

New Delhi, Dec 21, 2012 (PTI)
Digvijay Singh File Photo

Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh was today granted bail by a Delhi court in connection with a criminal defamation case filed against him by BJP President Nitin Gadkari.

Singh appeared before Metropolitan Magistrate Sudesh Kumar in pursuance to the summons issued against him by the court on November 17 and the judge granted bail to him on a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and a surety of the like amount.

Outside the court, Singh told reporters that he will now prove all his charges against Gadkari.

"Now I can say everything in front of the court the way Gadkari has worked as a businessman and how he has links with various other businessmen, which all companies of his were fake and how he earned profits," he said.

The court after finding "prima facie" evidence against Singh had directed him to appear before it to face trial for the offence punishable under section 499 (defamation) and 500 (punishment for defamation) of the IPC.

The defamation case was filed by Gadkari against the Congress general secretary who had allegedly accused him of having business links with his party MP Ajay Sancheti.
It was also alleged in the complaint that Singh accused Gadkari of pocketing huge sum to the tune of Rs 490 crore in the coal block allocation to Sancheti.

Gadkari, in his statement recorded in the court, had denied having any business ties with Sancheti and had said Singh levelled "totally false and defamatory" allegations against him to "give the impression that I have been responsible for allocation of the coal mines" to Sancheti.

The BJP leader, in his petition filed through advocate Ajay Digpaul, had sought Singh's prosecution under sections 499 and 500 of the IPC.

The court had also said Singh will have the opportunity to put his defence during the trial.
In his petition, Gadkari had alleged that Singh had levelled defamatory allegations against him to lower his dignity in the public at large and it was made with wrongful intent to malign and tarnish his image.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Paralympian Deepa Malik shows her Paralympic medal during inaugural ceremony of Dasara Sports...

Paralympian Deepa Malik shows her Paralympic medal during inaugural ceremony of Dasara Sports...

A view of the Mysuru Palace during the inaugural function of the Dasara cultural programmes...

A view of the Mysuru Palace during the inaugural function of the Dasara cultural programmes...

An India Air Force paratrooper displays his skills during Air Fest 2016 as a part of Air Force...

An India Air Force paratrooper displays his skills during Air Fest 2016 as a part of Air Force...

Narendra Modi with Union Sport Minister Vijay Goyal, Praful Patel, President All India Football...

Narendra Modi with Union Sport Minister Vijay Goyal, Praful Patel, President All India Football...

Tourists watch a one horned rhino with her calf as they cool off, during a elephant safari...

Tourists watch a one horned rhino with her calf as they cool off, during a elephant safari...

Special Flight service 'Akasha Ambari' which is inaugurated and opened to public, Dasara...

Special Flight service 'Akasha Ambari' which is inaugurated and opened to public, Dasara...

Mysuru Royal Scion Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar's private dusbar, as part of Dasara...

Mysuru Royal Scion Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar's private dusbar, as part of Dasara...

Women perform Kalash Yatra to Vaisnovdevi Temple to mark the festival of Navratri in Surat...

Women perform Kalash Yatra to Vaisnovdevi Temple to mark the festival of Navratri in Surat...

Pigeon and Parrot are seen at Cubbon park in Bengaluru...

Pigeon and Parrot are seen at Cubbon park in Bengaluru...

Siddaramaiah inaugurates flight service 'Akasha Ambari' from Bengaluru to Mysore...

Siddaramaiah inaugurates flight service 'Akasha Ambari' from Bengaluru to Mysore...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523