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Amit Shah’s son to file Rs 100-crore criminal defamation suit over allegations of wrongdoing

A story published by The Wire alleged that a company run by BJP national president Amit Shah's son, Jay Shah, had allegedly posted a turnover which was 16,000 times that of previous year.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 9, 2017 6:03 am
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Hours after a story published by The Wire alleged that a company run by BJP national president Amit Shah’s son, Jay Shah, had allegedly posted a turnover which was 16,000 times that of previous year, Union Minister Piyush Goyal termed the allegations as “derogatory, defamatory, hallowed and baseless”.

Saying that there is “absolutely no substance whatsoever” in the story reported by The Wire, Goyal claimed the online news portal was trying to damage the reputation of Amit Shah.

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“Mr Jay Shah, son of Amit shah, has decided to file criminal defamation suit against the author, editors and the ownrs of The Wire. They shall be prosecuted for criminal defamation and sued for an amount of Rs 100 crore in the Ahmedabad court,” he said.

Goyal claimed that Ajay Shah ran a “fully legitimate business” and all transactions were done through formal banking. Responding to allegations of Jay Shah’s company, Temple Enterprises Pvt Ltd, obtaining an “unsecured loan”, Goyal said: “All loans have been taken strictly in accordance with law..security has been provided. And the loan taken from NDFC has been full paid along with the interest.”

He added that Jay Shah responded to the questionnaire provided by The Wire, and he has nothing to hide. “Mr Jay Shah responded to the questionnaire with details of all the transactions…shah has nothing to hide,” he said.

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Goyal explained that the commodity business started by Jay Shah, along with a family friend, was closed down after it ran into loses. “Jay Shah is an engineer from a reputed college. He partnered with Jitendra Shah, a commodity trader. Together they decided to start commodity trading. The agri commodities business is a high volume low margin business. When you start a new business, you are bound to see an increase in business. 80 cr is not a big revenue in the commodities business. Unfortunately the business was closed due to loses.”

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  1. Ganesh Budkhale
    Oct 11, 2017 at 3:32 pm
    Its s fake news just ignore
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      NRI
      Oct 11, 2017 at 9:48 am
      Come on People, how BJP buying other party MLA's? just like that these politicians will jump from one party to other party, I don't think Amith Shaw is a saint, he is a politician too, that to he is from Gujarat, wakeup people don't support BJP or any one just blindly. Just think? I know congress is useless, hence people voted for Modi JI (not BJP), but what has happened in last 3 and half years of BJP ruling, We have seen one of the worst Finance Minister in the history of India. 100 Failed Demonetisation and 200 failed GST. Wakeup people. Save water, Go Green and Save India.
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        Alab
        Oct 9, 2017 at 7:48 pm
        if Jay Shah is honest, he should file defamatory suit not knlh on tge Wire but also Rahul Gandhi and otgers who havve defamed him. This has gone too far among all parties and news channel s. a stop has to be put on baseless allegatikns.
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          S.P.FANSALKAR
          Oct 9, 2017 at 7:15 pm
          I am surprised to read the shocking news and was not ready to believe it because I could not understand as why the news paper or agency waited for one year to publish the sensitive news and why did they prefer to publish the same time at the time of Gujarat State Assembly elections? Therefore question is the motive of the news papers and its publishers? whether are they not doing with the instigation of opposition parties? Now it must be the priority of the affected party to file the defamation suit and compel the news agencies to prove the allegations, if they are not true and made with ulterior motive. Or the Government should take action against the lawbreaker and follow the message of God Shriram who had boycotted his beloved wife on allegations of washerman. Mr. Amit Shah can choose either of two and either of his selection will help him and his party politically. The comments are made without prejudice and in the interest of BJP and our beloved nation.
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          1. Suman Maitra
            Oct 9, 2017 at 3:20 pm
            ” Na khaunga ,Na khane dungha”.That was the clarion call after taking the oath. But no one should raises a question about the enormous appe e of the biggest fish in the pond. If you raises any question then (1) Be ready to face Govt. agencies (caged parrot) like CBI. I.T or ED at your doorstep in a fine morning. (2)ALTERNATIVELY, be ready to face bullet at your doorstep in a fine afternoon. There is no in-between and no scopes for rational, liberal or progressive outlooks. You will either be b ed as pseudo-secular, pro-minority or labeled as ‘commie ‘and ‘naxal’ . Thus, the very simple fallacy is, you are anti-Hindu, and thus you must be anti- Indian/anti a national .This is now the order of the day of one of the oldest civilized society of this world. Some paid media are trumpeting this as a early signs of Rama-Rajya , as promised in manifesto. In addition, some sponsored intellectuals are finding this way as the one and only road map of rapid development in all fronts.
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