Majithia files defamation suit against AAP’s Sanjay Singh for ‘drug trader’ remark

Majithia claimed that he was defamed by Sanjay who called him a "drug trader".

Written by Divya Goyal | Ludhiana | Updated: January 13, 2016 12:36 am
Majitha, Sanjay Singh, AAP Sanjay Singh, Sanjay Singh defamation Majithia claimed that he was defamed by Sanjay who called him a “drug trader”.

Punjab’s Revenue and Public Relations Minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Tuesday filed a defamation suit against Aam Aadmi Party national spokesperson Sanjay Singh in the Ludhiana court of judicial magistrate Bikramjit Singh.

Majithia claimed that he was defamed by Sanjay who called him a “drug trader”, and said “when AAP will come to power, it will put corrupt Majithia in jail.”

Speaking to The Indian Express, Majithia said that “not he but Sanjay Singh will now be in the jail.”

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“Using my fundamental right, I will ensure that this AAP leader who has come from Uttar Pradesh is unable to go back to UP. He will go to jail now. On what basis he called me a drug trader? What their leader and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is doing on national level, these people are doing it in Punjab. They throw mud on everyone and then walk away as if nothing. But now, it is my responsibility to ensure that this parachute guy, who has landed from UP, next lands in jail after legal process,” said Majithia to IE.

Majithia said that his lawyer Bir Singh Sobti will be producing the newspaper clippings of December 28 when these remarks were made by Sanjay Singh during Jor Mela political conference at Fatehgarh Sahib.

Asked only why he is being targeted on drugs issue, Majitha said, “It is bankruptcy of their thought process. In Jagdish Bhola drug case, my name has been cleared by the court. All investigations have proved I am not guilty. Who is Sanjay Singh to defame me then?”

Sanjay Singh, meanwhile, said that ‘Majithia should stop diluting issue with UP-Punjab divide.

Google Majithia and it says drug trader, the only who is protecting drug business in Punjab. Not once but I will say it 1,000 times that he is the kingpin of the mafia operating in Punjab. Its none of his business if I come from UP or wherever. It is a cheap tact to kill the issue. He cannot suppress our voice with a defamation suit. We are not scared. He is the same guy who used abusive language in Vidhan Sabha and now he is alleging defamation,” Sanjay said.

A criminal suit has been filed under sections 499 and 500 of IPC and the case is scheduled for next hearing on January 15.

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  1. S
    Jan 12, 2016 at 4:04 pm
    I find it amazing that someone like majithia can be continuously labeled a drug kingpin with no proof or evidence at all. Statements given by accused in the case to save their own and can not provide any evidence that would implicate majithia. Wow, great democracy mother India
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      Bijan Mohanty
      Jan 12, 2016 at 2:15 pm
      Majithia, pl. do not distract people's attention by filing defamation cases. Face the reality. Answer AAP allegations.
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        Bijan Mohanty
        Jan 12, 2016 at 4:10 pm
        You yourself know that you are spreading a lie.
        1. K
          Jan 12, 2016 at 10:23 pm
          It has been reported that 70% of the Punjabis are heroin/drug addicts. Obviously, you would need dealers, traders, couriers and street-distributors for this multi-billion dollar business. It does not require much imagination to accept that many police, public servants and military personnel would be in the loop. The big question is: who is going to identify them, with proof. Any court cases and punishments will come much later (say 20 years after someone has been identified as part of the drugs mafia).
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            Devendra Kumar
            Jan 12, 2016 at 3:11 pm
            Majithia has been long been suspected as the underworld don of drug syndicate . HC sta the tansfer order of ED official when he interrogated Majithia as prime suspect of a drug scam. Nobody knows what happened to that inquiry.
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