BJP chief’s son Jay Shah files defamation case against The Wire, hearing on Oct 11


New Delhi: The BJP’s national President Amit Shah’s son, Jay Shah today filed a criminal defamation suit against seven people for reporting malicious information over huge growth in his firm’s turnover published by the news website The Wire.

The suit has been filed against the author of the article, editor and owner of The Wire in an Ahmedabad Court.

The date of hearing has been announced as October 11.

Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta will represent Jay Amit Shah, in the criminal defamation case he has filed against news portal ‘The Wire’ over its story that claimed his company’s turnover saw a huge rise after the BJP came to power at the Centre in 2014.

Union minister Piyush Goyal said Mehta had sought Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s permission to appear for Jay and the approval was granted.

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