Defamation case may go against Gehlot
Defamation case may go against Gehlot: Decision reserved on issuing summons to CM for indicting Gajendra Singh in Sanjivani scam
The political battle has now reached the court over CM Ashok Gehlot's statement that Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and his family are accused in the Sanjivani scam. Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court has reserved judgment on issuing a summons against Ashok Gehlot in a defamation case filed by Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. A decision can now come on March 24 on the order to issue summons to CM Ashok Gehlot.
Describing the statement of CM Ashok Gehlot regarding the Sanjivani scam as defamation, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat had filed a case in the Rouse Avenue Court recently. After the initial hearing of the defamation case, now summons are to be issued. In this, a demand has been made to prosecute Gehlot. Further action in this matter will be decided only after the summons is issued. Senior Advocate Vikas Pahwa appeared in the court on behalf of Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. Vikas Pahwa argued that Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot made baseless allegations in the FIR registered in 2019. The whole family was named as accused, due to which defamation has taken place. There has been huge damage to the reputation, so a defamation case should be filed against Gehlate. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Harpreet Singh listed the matter for orders on the issuance of summons on March 24 after the submission of pre-summons in the matter and recording of evidence. Now a decision can be taken on the issue of summons on the 24th.
Gajendra Singh had argued in the case filed in the court that his name was nowhere in the charge sheet of the Sanjeevani scam. Not even once did the SOG call for questioning. Even in the SOG investigation, he was not considered an accused anywhere. Despite this, the CM has defamed his late Mastaji by calling him an accused.
CM Ashok Gehlot had accused Gajendra Singh and his entire family of being involved in the Sanjivani scam. Gehlot had said that his family members were involved in the Sanjeevani scam. Gajendra Singh's father, his mother, his wife, and his five brothers-in-law are included in it. His mother has passed away. His whole family is involved. There are around 50 accused in this case. The person against whom there are serious allegations, the Prime Minister has made a such person a minister.
Gehlot had also accused Gajendra Singh of the Sanjivani scam during his visit to Jodhpur two days ago. In Jodhpur, Gehlot had said that everything in this society is run by Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, he is everything. His and his family's transactions have taken place in Sanjivani. 'He filed a defamation case against me. I am ready to suffer. Because if lakhs of people get their money back then what difference will it make to me? It doesn't matter if lakhs of people are benefited by facing punishment.