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Bail for Digvijaya Singh in defamation case

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, December 21, 2012
First Published: 11:17 IST(21/12/2012) | Last Updated: 23:56 IST(21/12/2012)

A Delhi court on Friday granted senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh bail in a criminal defamation case filed against him by BJP president Nitin Gadkari.

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Following the summons issued against Singh by the court on November 17, Singh appeared before metropolitan magistrate Sudesh Kumar and was granted bail on a personal bond of Rs. 50,000 and a surety of the like amount.

Gadkari had filed a criminal defamation case on October 1 against Singh for accusing him of having business links with BJP MP Ajay Sancheti, who allegedly made Rs. 500 crore in coal block allocation.

Alleging that Singh had made defamatory statements which surfaced in the media in September, Gadkari filed the case claiming such false allegations had tarnished his image.

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 had also said Singh will have the opportunity to put his defence during the trial.


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