Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has been summoned earlier than a Chief Judicial Justice of the Peace’s courtroom in Assam’s Kamrup district on September 29 in reference to the defamation case filed towards him by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Mr Sarma had filed the case in July after the Aam Aadmi Social gathering (AAP) chief in a press convention alleged that the Assam authorities had given contracts to his spouse’s companies and son’s enterprise companion to produce Private Protecting Gear (PPE) kits above market charges through the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
Earlier this month, Mr Sarma appeared earlier than the Kamrup District and Periods Choose Courtroom in reference to the legal defamation case filed towards Mr Sisodia. Mr Sarma, because the complainant within the case, had appeared earlier than the courtroom for an preliminary deposition.
Responding to the allegations of irregularities within the provide of PPE kits, Mr Sarma had said that the PPE kits had been “gifted to the federal government” and his spouse’s firm “raised no invoice” for it. His spouse has individually sued Mr Sisodia for Rs 100 crore.
The summons for Mr Sisodia come as he battles allegations of irregularities in Delhi’s now-overturned liquor gross sales coverage which have spawned a CBI investigation on the prodding of the capital’s Lt Governor VK Saxena, a consultant of the BJP-led authorities on the centre.
The Aam Aadmi Social gathering chief has denied any wrongdoing and stated the investigation is politically motivated and aimed toward hurting the occasion forward of elections in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dwelling state, and Himachal Pradesh.