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Gajendra Shekhawat defamation case: Sessions Court refuses to remain proceedings towards Ashok Gehlot, permits him to look nearly

New Delhi [India], August 1 (ANI): The Sessions Court of Rouse Avenue Court on Tuesday sees no purpose to remain the proceedings going earlier than Magistrate Court in a defamation case filed by Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat towards Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot for allegedly defaming him with remarks on the Sanjivani rip-off.

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot on Monday moved Sessions Court of Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court difficult summons issued and continuing going towards him by the Magistrate Court in a defamation criticism filed by the Union Minister Gajendra Singh Sekhawat.

Additional Sessions Judge MK Nagpal mentioned that this court docket sees no purpose or floor for staying the proceedings of the criticism case.

Meanwhile, it’s directed that on the date of the listening to mounted earlier than the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) on August 7, 2023, ACMM shall not insist upon the non-public bodily presence of the accused/petitioner (Ashok Gehlot) and the petitioner shall be permitted to affix the proceedings by means of Video Conferencing, mentioned the Sessions Court.

In the matter, in depth arguments superior by Dayan Krishnan, Mohit Mathur and G. S. Bapna, Senior Advocates represented the petitioner (Ashok Gehlot) and Vikas Pahwa, Senior Advocate represented the respondent (Gajendra Singh Shekhawat), famous the court docket.

Court additional famous that the crux of allegations made within the above criticism case is that the petitioner herein had made some statements and speeches revealed in print in addition to digital media towards the respondent, that are claimed by the respondent to be defamatory and damaging his status and to have been made maliciously and for political causes. The statements broadly pertain to the involvement and standing of the respondent and his relations as accused in a single Sanjeevani Scam.

The petitioner is presently serving as Chief Minister of the State of Rajasthan and he’s additionally said to be holding the cost of the Home Ministry and the respondent is said to be a Cabinet Minister of the Central Government and a member of Lok Sabha from Jodhpur, Rajasthan and thus, each the events to this petitions are holding excessive positions and respect in public, famous the Court.

Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has not too long ago filed a prison defamation case towards Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot for allegedly defaming him with remarks on the Sanjivani rip-off.

On July 6, 2023, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Harpreet Singh Jaspal mentioned, having thought of the details and circumstances, the testimonies of the complainant witnesses, and the proof positioned on file, it prima facie seems that the accused (Ashok Gehlot) has made particular defamatory statements, towards the complainant.

Further, it prima facie seems that the defamatory statements of the accused have been sufficiently revealed within the newspaper/digital media/social media, which can make the right-thinking members of the society shun the complainant, mentioned the ACMM.

It seems that the accused by his spoken phrases and by phrases which have been supposed to be learn, have made defamatory imputations towards the complainant, understanding and desiring to hurt the status of the complainant. At the price of brevity, it’s once more specified right here that the dialogue right here can’t be mentioned to be a touch upon the ultimate deserves of the case, as the identical is a matter of trial, the ACMM noticed.

Ergo, in view of the aforesaid dialogue there exists adequate grounds to summon the accused Ashok Gehlot, below part 500 of the Indian Penal Code. Accordingly, the mentioned accused be summoned, upon the submitting of PF and RC, as per guidelines, mentioned ACMM Harjeet Singh Jaspal.

Appearing for Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Senior advocate Vikas Pahwa earlier, submitted that Ashok Gehlot is a Rajasthan Chief Minister and he’s speaking a couple of pending investigation. The query is who’s in command of this investigation. CrPC doesn’t recognise the Chief Minister, he cannot entry the Chargesheet even, if it goes to the court docket.

Under the Rajasthan Police guidelines, there is no such thing as a function of anybody besides the police pressure not even the CM or somebody from the Home Department. Making false statements with out having any entry to the investigation formally. The statements are defamatory to me and he cannot declare safety below 197 by going out in public and disclosing a close-door investigation, Senior Advocate Vikas Pahwa argued.

The act is concerned on this case, he had no enterprise in making these false statements towards his colleague and giving false info public at giant it’s an act of defamation, Pahwa whereas concluding his submissions famous.

Union Minister Gajendra Singh Sekhawat has not too long ago moved Delhi Court and filed a defamation case towards Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot alleging that Gehlot has made speeches towards him saying that the allegations relating to the Sanjeevani Scam are confirmed towards him. (ANI)

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