Delhi courtroom points summons to BJP leaders for defamation in DJB, Raghav Chadha swimsuit

Delhi court issues summons to BJP leaders for defamation in DJB, Raghav Chadha suit

2021-11-21 08:39:42

New Delhi: The Hon’ble Court docket of ACMM Sh. Dharmender Singh, Rouse Avenue, on Thursday, issued Summons to BJP Leaders- Adesh Gupta (BJP Delhi President), Ramvir Singh Bidhuri (BJP MLA Badarpur), Vijendra Gupta (BJP MLA Rohini) and Harish Khurana (BJP Delhi Media Relations) for offences of defamation and conspiracy. Considerably,  a prison defamation grievance was filed by Delhi Jal Board together with its Vice Chairman Sh. Raghav Chadha via Advocate Prashant Manchanda in opposition to the accused individuals for defaming the state institution- Delhi Jal Board in addition to its Vice Chairman- Sh. Raghav Chadha by making/ writing/ publishing false and defamatory statements/ allegations by way of press conferences, hoardings, print media, social media, newspaper articles and commercials.

That they had maliciously and baselessly alleged a rip-off to the tune of rupees 26,000 crores allegedly dedicated throughout the establishment and derided the establishment by repeatedly referring to it as ‘Dalali Jal Board’ and leveled false and frivolous allegations of corruption in opposition to Sh. Raghav Chadha and thereby additionally defaming him distinctively with the malicious intent of deriding and defaming his conduct in managing the capabilities and operations on the board as vice-chairman and reducing his picture in addition to the  Delhi Jal  Board within the eyes of the general public by these aforementioned BJP leaders.

The Felony Defamation Grievance was filed by the Delhi Jal board the Board in addition to Raghav Chadha said that ‘in furtherance of their frequent intention, these BJP leaders have been exhorting all efforts to obfuscate the environment friendly administration and functioning of the incumbent authorities of NCT of Delhi in pursuance of which they’ve deliberately orchestrated a vilification and smear marketing campaign pivoted on completely deceptive, motivated and wild insinuations and imputations by peddling lies and disseminating false propaganda executed with an intention, data and cause to imagine that the identical would spitefully corrode and sabotage the purity, sanctity and goodwill of the Complainants, each collectively and individually.’ 

It was said by Sh. Raghav Chadha in his deposition that being the MLA from Rajinder Nagar Constituency of Delhi and the youngest spokesperson for Aam Aadmi Get together in addition to holding essential posts similar to Chairman of legislative Committees, has accrued him a constructive popularity which obtained tarnished by the baseless allegations broadly peddled by the accused individuals. The contentions of the complainants have been additionally supported by witnesses who have been examined by the Court docket within the means of recording their statements.

Consequently, after considering the statements made by the witnesses and complainants, the Ld. ACMM Sh. Dharmender Singh was happy to take into accounts the view that, ‘within the current case there are ample grounds for proceedings in opposition to respondents. In view of allegations made in grievance, testimonies of CW1 to CW4 and materials introduced on report by them this courtroom is prima facie happy that there are ample grounds for summoning of all respondents as accused qua offence punishable u/s 500 r/w Sec.34 IPC.’

Pertinently, submissions have been made by Adv. Prashant Manchanda, particular counsel showing on behalf of Delhi Jal Board that the Delhi Jal Board being a juridical particular person can even file a grievance for defamation by advantage of a related provision of regulation in addition to judgments of the Hon’ble Supreme Court docket. Pursuant to this, the Hon’ble Court docket accepted the stated submission and vide its order said that Delhi Jal Board being a juridical particular person is an identifiable physique and it’s clear that it could possibly file grievance for defamation.

As per the submissions made by the counsel showing for the Delhi Jal Board in addition to Sh. Raghav Chadha, the flourishing and efficient administration of Delhi Jal board via operations carried out by Sh. Chadha making certain the uninterrupted entry to scrub water provide to the beneficiaries as properly endeavor different initiatives and necessary capabilities of the Board in his capability because the vice- chairperson of the Board has prompted Adesh Gupta together with different BJP political leaders to deliberately hinder and impede him in discharge of his official obligations via levelling false and malicious and defamatory allegation by casting unwarranted aspersions on the Aam Aadmi Get together and in its method of administration which inter alia has additionally had extraordinarily antagonistic influence on the workers members of the Board as properly. 

Considerably, the Grievance additionally states that, ’seemingly, resulting from politically motivated and mala fide causes, these mischievous and completely false and baseless allegations are systematically levelled in a concerted method, indicating a structured conspiracy fomented by these Respondents/ Accused individuals to realize political mileage together with within the upcoming MCD elections.

Convoluted misinformation has been unfold to realize scandalizing influence with the intent to be seen and browse broadly in order to impress mistrust within the capability of the Board and its members in discharging their duties.

The premeditated and methodical method by which the misinformation and false allegations are projected within the public area via varied sources clearly reveals the obvious conspiracy to color patently incorrect image of Delhi Jal Board within the eyes of not solely typically public but additionally within the eyes of the opposite statutory establishments, neighbouring states and its organisations thereby inflicting irreparable hurt to its popularity and stature as properly has potential antagonistic impact in diplomatic relationships and indispensable liaisons required to be carried out sometimes.’

Due to this fact, within the occasion of brazen and unabated defilement of the reputation and standing, Each the DJB and Sh. Chadha, although in numerous capacities, had approached the courtroom for the preservation of their esteem and sanctity of the state establishment in addition to the workplace of Sh. Chadha, which has been blatantly desecrated by these BJP leaders in a concerted designed method by falsely unfurling unwarranted aspersions with a view to irreversibly sabotage and tarnish their popularity by flinging dust on the stainless methods of operation of the Board and its essential members.

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