No question of corruption in son Jay Shah’s company, says BJP chief Amit Shah

Amit Shah said: "Congress has faced so many allegations of corruption, yet did not file a single defamation suit, but Jay has filed one".

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: October 13, 2017 12:24 pm
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BJP president Amit Shah on Friday defended his son Jay Shah saying “any question of corruption does not arise” in Jay’s company. Amit Shah was speaking at a media conclave in Ahmedabad. Shah also hit out at the Congress, which has been demanding a CBI probe into the allegations. Shah said: “Congress has faced so many allegations of corruption, yet did not file a single defamation suit, but Jay has filed one”.

Earlier this week, a Gujarat court adjourned a hearing on a criminal defamation petition filed by Jay Shah, against news portal The Wire for publishing a report which stated that his company’s turnover “grew 16,000 times” in the year after the BJP came to power at the Centre in 2014. Jay had also filed a civil defamation suit at the Ahmedabad district (Mirzapur) court against the news portal and damage for Rs 100 crore, but lawyers involved in filing of this case refused to divulge information.

The criminal case has been filed against reporter Rohini Singh, founding editors of the news portal Siddharth Varadarajan, Sidharth Bhatia and M K Venu, managing editor Monobina Gupta, public editor Pamela Philipose and the Foundation for Independent Journalism, the non-profit company that publishes The Wire.

The application claims that “the article refers to profit/loss for the financial years 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 but deliberately the profit/ loss for FY 2015-16 is not highlighted correspondingly since the accused were aware that the complainant suffered a loss in the concerned company to the tune of approximately Rs. 1.5 crore and since the same would not suit the conspiracy of the accused, only the increase in turnover in FY 2015-16 is correspondingly shown to make it a spicy and selling story at the cost of the reputation of the complainant”.

The application alleged that the author of the article did not give Jay enough time to respond to the question. It claimed, “The accused purposely and malafidely addressed a questionnaire to the complainant at around 1 am on Friday, October 6 and practically no time was given to the complainant and was asked to respond by 6 pm on the same day.”

With inputs from ENS

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    Soundar
    Oct 24, 2017 at 7:39 pm
    India is a corruption dominated country and everywhere corruption and almost 90 percent of top level officers are corrupt. Having this situation how Amit Shaw is telling his son is nor corrupt. Show all the records of the company for public scrutiny and do not threaten with defamation case .we are living in a democratic country not in Idi Amin ruling state.
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      Mithu
      Oct 17, 2017 at 3:54 am
      Why are you lying Amit Shah? You claim those blaming Jay Shah didn't mention his company's Rs 1.5 crore loss. They did. Why lie? Here's Wire syaing it "One year later, in October 2016, however, Jay Shah’s company suddenly stopped its business activities altogether, declaring, in its director’s report, that Temple’s net worth had “fully eroded” because of the loss it posted that year of Rs 1.4 crore and its losses over earlier years." In 2015-16, the company had a turnover of 80 crore. Even if 1.4 crore loss did happen, it won't stop the company from functioning. You are hiding something.
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        hindifazal
        Oct 15, 2017 at 11:25 am
        r u not taking advantage of power in looting nation like cong, which was not expected from u and modi?
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        1. leopold
          Oct 14, 2017 at 2:55 pm
          BEAREDBULLS ! NO MORE SHOUTING ! PROVE IT MAN ? THE GENERAL PUBLIC LIKE TO KNOW FROM YOU ! FROM WHERE DID ALL THE MONEY ACCUMULATE IN YOUR SONS S COMPANY, WHICH ONLY HAD A CAPITAL OF FIFTY THOUSAND, AND WHY WAS THE RECORD PROFITABLE CLOSED DOWN, WHEN OTHER S COMPANY'S ASKED TO CLOSE DOWN, WE WANT ANSWERS STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH )))))))))) DEFAMATION-SUIT, OR SHOOTING THE MESSENGER IS PROBABLY NOT THE ANSWER ? Earlier this week, a Gujarat court adjourned a hearing on a criminal defamation pe ion filed by Jay Shah, against news portal The Wire for publishing a report which stated that his company’s turnover “grew 16,000 times” in the year after the BJP came to power at the Centre in 2014. Jay had also filed a civil defamation suit at the Ahmedabad district (Mirzapur) court against the news portal and damage for Rs 100 crore, but lawyers involved in filing of this case refused to divulge information.
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          1. Leopold Kanappilly
            Oct 14, 2017 at 2:40 pm
            BEAREDBULL ! NO MORE SHOUTING ! PROVE IT MAN ? FROM WERE DID ALL THE MONEY ACCUMULATE IN YOUR SONS S COMPANY WITH A CAPITAL OF FIFTY THOUSAND, AND WHY WAS THE RECORD PROFITABLE CLOSED DOWN, WHEN OTHER S COMPANY ASKED TO CLOSE DOWN, WE WANT ANSWERS STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSES MOUTH.
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