Filed suit to prevent defamation in future: Sushil Modi

| Updated: May 03, 2017 00:33 IST

Patna (Bihar) [India], May 2 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, who filed a defamation case against Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) national spokesperson Manoj Jha and state spokesperson Chitranjan Gagan, on Tuesday said that he wanted action against the duo so that nobody tried to tarnish anyone's image in future. "I have registered a criminal case in the Patna court for defamation. I want an action so that nobody in future tries to tarnish anyone's image," Sushil told ANI. Earlier, Sushil filed a defamation case against Manoj Jha and Chitranjan Gagan for denting his image by levelling "baseless" charges against him of owning properties in Patna and outside the state. Taking to Twitter, the BJP leader confirmed that he had filed a defamation suit against the RJD leaders. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Defamation case filed against RJD spokesperson Manoj Jha & others for baseless charges hurled against me .</p>&mdash; Sushil Kumar Modi (@SushilModi) <a href="https://twitter.com/SushilModi/status/859343548063207424">May 2, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Sushil filed the suit in the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CGM) court under Sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). He said that the RJD leaders had made allegations about him of owning property in Rajendra Nagar in Patna, moving around in BMW cars in Delhi and Mumbai and holding black money in companies of Delhi and Kolkata. The BJP leader also appealed to the court to take cognizance of the matter and summon the RJD leaders by issuing warrant against them. Asserting that the baseless allegation made by the RJD leaders had maligned his reputation, Sushil also demanded stern action against the duo. Sushil alleged that both the leaders had made baseless and false allegations against him during a press conference in Patna. (ANI)

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