Court Reserves Order On Summoning MP Abhishek Banerjee


New Delhi: The Patiala House Court on Friday reserved the order on summoning Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and MP Abhishek Banerjee on a defamation case filed by Bharatiya Janata Party leader Mukul Roy.

The court reserved the order on the summoning for the April 19. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from West Bengal, Mukul Roy had filed a criminal defamation case against Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee over using “defamatory statement” in the notice sent to the former by the parliamentarian.

Earlier a legal notice sent by Abhishek’s advocate to Roy read, “On 10 November, Roy in a public rally made certain defamatory, malicious, and false statements against Banerjee. Roy had deliberately levied various baseless allegations which were published, broadcast and circulated by various news organisations.”

“Roy has deliberately targeted All India Trinamool Youth Congress national president which are nothing more than an attempt to malign and tarnish his reputation. The notice further states that no such paper depicting Banerjee’s ownership or association with either a company ‘Biswa Bangla’ and ‘Jago Bangla’ exist,” the notice further read.