Probe if there is evidence, says RSS on Jay Shah row

Probe if there is evidence, says RSS on Jay Shah row

The RSS on Thursday stated that there has to be “prima facie evidence of wrongdoing” to proceed against someone.

The statement came in response to a query on the controversy surrounding BJP president Amit Shah’s son Jay’s business dealings.

Speaking to reporters in Bhopal, RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale said: “If there are corruption allegations against anyone, they should be investigated. But there has to be prima facie evidence of wrongdoing.”

When asked what he thinks about the case, Hosabale said, “It is for those who have made the accusation to prove the charge.”

Jay has filed a criminal defamation case against The Wire in an Ahmedabad court for publishing a story that alleged his firm revenues escalated by 16,000 times after the BJP came to power in 2014.

Jay will also file another civil suit against the news portal to claim damages of Rs 100 crore for tarnishing his image, the BJP has said.

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