Ahmedabad, Oct 11: Hearing in a defamation case filed by BJP President Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah against news portal was on Wednesday postponed to October 16 after he and his lawyer didn’t appeared at the Ahmedabad Metropolitan Magistrate’s court.
An associate of Jay’s lawyer S.V. Raju turned up before Justice S.K. Gadhavi and pleaded that his senior was unable to attend the court due to a case in the Gujarat High Court.
Jay Shah has filed the defamation case against the news web portal The Wire for publishing an article against him he says has brought him disrepute.
Following this the Judge agreed to postpone the next hearing to October 16 but warned that no further extension would be granted.
When the associate lawyer, after having conversation with someone over his mobile phone briefly, rushed back to the court and requested that the next hearing be held on October 13, the judge refused to entertain his request.
Jay Shah on Monday moved the court to file a defamation case against seven entities, including Rohini Singh, author of the article, editors Siddharth Vardarajan and M.K. Venu and the owner of the media outlet for publishing a “defamatory” piece of article against him.
The article revealed that the turnover of Jay Shah’s company had increased 16,000 times after Narendra Modi becane the Prime Minister.
In his complaint, Jay Shah said the writer and publisher of the article had “wilfully” and “fradulently” tampered with evidence and that “the article was a well-thoughout, well-planned and well-executed conspiracy against the complainant and dignitaries mentioned in the article”.
On Monday, Jay’s lawyer Raju said that the write-up did not properly mentioned the information provided by them.