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Notice issued to Dhumal, sons in defamation case filed by CM

A local court of chief judicial magistrate (CJM) on Friday issued a notice to former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and his sons Anurag Thakur and Arun Dhumal in a defamation case filed by chief minister Virbhadra Singh.

chandigarh Updated: Sep 26, 2014 20:36 IST
HT Correspondent

A local court of chief judicial magistrate (CJM) on Friday issued a notice to former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and his sons Anurag Thakur and Arun Dhumal in a defamation case filed by chief minister Virbhadra Singh.

The local court had posted the matter for November 1, said Virbhadra's counsel Ajay Kochhar and Satyen Vaidya.

On January 16, Virbhadra filed a criminal defamation case against Arun Jaitley, former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and his sons Anurag Thakur and Arun Dhumal.

However, later when Jaitley became finance and defence minister, Virbhadra withdrew the case of defamation against him.

Withdrawing the case against Jaitley, the CM said he did not wish to press the issue as Jaitely is country's finance minister and the state government had to interact with the union ministry about important financial matters.

Virbhadra had filed the case after BJP leaders, including Jaitley leveled allegations of corruption against him and also raised question about the link with a 'controversial' businessman Vakamulla Chandershekhar.

That time, Virbhadra had said that BJP leaders, including Jaitley and Dhumal, had been raising insignificant personal issues relating to his income tax returns, loans in the media with cheap political motive.