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Senior Advocate SV Raju To Represent Jay Shah in Court

Jay Amit Shah termed the charges levelled against him as “false, derogatory and defamatory”.

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Senior Advocate SV Raju will represent Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah in the court, over allegations of corruptions that have surfaced against the BJP president’s son.

A report in The Wire claimed that two companies owned by Jay showed a 16,000-fold increase in turnover after the BJP got elected in 2014.

“It is a premeditated article,” Raju said while talking to ANI

They did not talk about the yearly turnover of 2013, 2014 and 2015. Instead, they talked only about the profit and loss in the respective years. When it came to 2016, they claimed that the business had a Rs 80 crore turnover, when they should have shown the profits in the same period as he didn’t make any. In fact, Jay faced a loss of 1.5 Cr in the same year.
SV Raju, Jay Shah’s Lawyer

“It is a premeditated article,” he said making further allegations that the article was tampered with as soon as they (The Wire) realised they made a mistake.

These people have used their words to divert the minds of the people in one direction only.
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Raju said the court has ordered an inquiry into the matter under Section 202 of the CrPC.

The charges levelled against Shah was rejected by the BJP and Shah's son, Jay Amit Shah, who termed the story "false, derogatory and defamatory".

Training their guns at the Modi government by citing the news story's content, the Congress, the Left and the AAP demanded an investigation, with Congress leader Kapil Sibal alleging that it was a case of "crony capitalism".

Rejecting the Congress' charge over business transactions of its chief Amit Shah's son, the BJP said today it is not avoiding the issue but has gone on the offensive, as Jay Amit Shah is filing a criminal and a Rs 100 crore civil defamation case in the matter.

Union Minister Piyush Goyal told a press conference here that the BJP was "confident" that there is no wrongdoing on the part of Jay Amit Shah and also hit out at the Congress for opposing the publication of Justice Dhingra report into the controversial land transactions of Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

Goyal also issued a statement of Jay Amit Shah in which the BJP chief's son said he will sue the news website's owner, editor and author for Rs 100 crore for the article that makes "false, derogatory and defamatory imputation against me by creating in the minds of right-thinking people an impression that my business owes its 'success' to my father Amit Shah's political position".

The minister asserted that Jay Amit Shah's businesses are fully legitimate and conducted in a lawful manner on commercial lines, which is reflected in his tax records and through banking transactions.

Goyal released the statement after opposition parties sought a probe following the publication of a news story which said the turnover of the company of Amit Shah's son saw a huge rise after the Modi government came to power in 2014.

"The article makes false, derogatory and defamatory imputation against me by creating in the minds of right- thinking people an impression that my business owes its 'success' to my father Shri Amitbhai Shah's political position," the statement said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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