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Charges framed against AAP leader Sanjay Singh in defamation case

A local court framed chargeson Monday against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh in a defamation case filed by Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia.

india Updated: Sep 12, 2016 20:41 IST
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Court framed charges against AAP leader Sanjay Singh in a defamation case.(ANI File Photo)

A local court framed charges on Monday against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh in a defamation case filed by Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia.

Damanbir Singh Sobti, the counsel for Majithia, said, “AAP’s Punjab affairs in-charge Sanjay Singh was booked under Section 500 (defaming any person), 502 (sale of printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter) and 120 B (conspiracy) of the IPC by the court of judicial magistrate (first class) Jagjit Singh.”

“Earlier in order to ensure speedy justice, we moved an application before the court to conduct day-to-day hearing to which they (Sanjay’s counsel) submitted a reply to conduct hearing at regular pace. They are running away from a speedy trial for reasons best known to them. This is a positive step in the direction of conviction in the case.”

The next hearing is on October 3.

Majithia filed a defamation case in a Ludhiana court in January this year, accusing Sanjay Singh and other AAP leaders of defaming him by dragging his name in Punjab’s drug racket.

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