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Defamation case: HC notice to Chouhan, wife

bhopal Updated: Oct 21, 2016 12:38 IST
Neelesh Chaudhari, Jabalpur
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Chouhan and his wife had filed a complaint case in July 2013 against Ajay Singh for allegedly making defamatory statements in his speech against them while addressing public gatherings.(HT photo)

The MP high court on Thursday served notices to chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his wife Sadhna Singh on a petition filed by Congress leader Ajay Singh demanding quashing of proceedings of a complaint case registered against him in a lower court in Bhopal.

Singh had challenged the sessions court order of July which rejected his revision. The revision was filed by Singh against the lower court order of October, 2013 through which the court served a notice to him and registered the complaint case.

Chouhan and his wife had filed a complaint case in July 2013 against Ajay Singh for allegedly making defamatory statements in his speech against them while addressing public gatherings.

The complaint case was based on two newspaper reports and a CD containing the speech Singh allegedly made, the petition said.

Advocate RS Siddiqui, appearing for Singh, said the lower court did not verify the source of the CD and its contents while registering the case.

“The newspaper report is not admissible as evidence without proper proof of contents under provisions of the Indian Evidence Act,” the counsel said.

Singh has also denied making any derogatory statements in the gatherings, the petition claimed.