Home News Reports Ahmedabad District Co-Operative Bank files a criminal defamation case against Rahul Gandhi

Ahmedabad District Co-Operative Bank files a criminal defamation case against Rahul Gandhi

The Congress party has landed itself in a tight spot as the Ahmedabad District Co-operative Bank (ADCB) has slapped a criminal defamation case against Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala and party president Rahul Gandhi in a metropolitan court on Monday, over their allegations that the bank was involved in a ‘scam’ to convert Rs 750 crore within five days of demonetisation.

The case was filed in lieu of the false and defamatory statements made by the two.

Congress leader Randeep Surjewala had claimed that Ajay Patel, the chairman of Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank, which mobilized Rs 745.58 crore worth of banned notes in just four days in November 2016, is a “close associate” of BJP president Amit Shah, who is a director and former chairman of the bank. While demanding a probe into the deposits, Surjewala had said that the RTI reply had “exposed an attempt to convert black into white money in the guise of demonetization”.

- Advertisement - - article resumes -

Out-on-bail Congress President Rahul Gandhi had alleged that this pointed towards a scam in which Amit Shah was involved.

Taking to Twitter, Rahul Gandhi had said, “Congratulations Amit Shah Ji, Director, Ahmedabad Dist Cooperative Bank, on your bank winning 1st prize in the conversion of old notes to a new race. 750 Cr in 5 days! Millions of Indian whose lives were destroyed by Demonetisation, salute your achievement.”

These insinuations were made even after NABARD came out with a statement saying, “NABARD conducted 100 % verification in Ahmedabad DCCB which revealed that the bank had complied with all the KYC Guidelines of the RBI while accepting the demonetized notes”. OpIndia too had comprehensively debunked the story being concocted by The Wire and furthered by Rahul Gandhi and Congress leaders.

The metropolitan court has ordered an inquiry into the allegation under section 202 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC). “The court prima facie found substance in our complaint and accepted it. A further hearing will be held on September 17,” said Ajit Jadeja, counsel for the petitioner.

He furthered that Surjewala had made claims, that BJP made 81% gains from the transaction, without verifying facts. “Forget about Rs 745 crore, the bank didn’t even have 7% of the amount he claimed,” said Jadeja. The lawyer said that such type of insinuations led to creating doubts in the minds of depositors.”It also affects the new account holders who may want to bank with us,” said Jadeja.

The bank is planning to use video recordings of the press conference and transcripts as evidence against the two ministers to puncture the false allegations made by them against the bank.

The master of self-goals has indulged in such hollow hit-jobs umpteen of times before through friendly media. The Wire is already facing a Rs 100 crores defamation suit for their hit job against Jay Shah, Amit Shah’s son. Rahul Gandhi is also getting sued by the RSS for defamatory statements and recently, Anil Ambai has sued several Congress leaders for Rs 5000 crores for their defamatory statements with regards to the Rafale deal.

Help Us Reach Every Indian, Please Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Advertisement

Big Story

80 doctors at the RG Kar Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata have resigned demanding an apology from the Chief Minister for her remarks.

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

NDTV's takes journalism to new heights by asking Rahul Gandhi how did he like his samosa

Rahul Gandhi got conned by his own men: Report says ‘Big Data’ head Praveen Chakravarty billed Congress 24 crores and is now absconding

A day prior to election results, Rahul Gandhi had reportedly even contacted UPA allies and offered to accommodate them in the cabinet.
Read OpIndia.com's response to the defamation notice served by Swati Chaturvedi

That you have lost readership and your peers doubt you, is not our problem: Read our response to Swati Chaturvedi’s defamation notice

Recently, OpIndia.com got a legal notice from abusive media troll Swati Chaturvedi. At the onset, we would like to reiterate that such intimidatory tactics won't work with OpIndia.

Even as 700 doctors resign, TMC leader Abu Taher Khan Chaudhury accused of threatening doctors with rape and murder

There are videos circulating on social media which purportedly show the Trinamool MP from Murshidabad, Abu Taher Khan threatening the doctors at the institution. The politician, however, has denied all allegations.

Pakistani Twitter erupts in self-deprecating humour as their cricket team stares at imminent defeat

India registered its 7th consecutive win against Pakistan in Cricket World Cup tournaments.

Pakistani pop singer wanted a Dutch MP killed for blasphemy, this is where she learnt bigotry from

The irony of all this is that Tablighi Jamaat promotes segregation and believes that women should stay at home
Order to demolish and remove cross

Village officer issues order to demolish and remove crosses planted by Church on encroached land near Sabarimala

Crosses have been planted on the sacred lands of Panchalimedu, believed to be a place inhabited by Pandavas during the 12 years of exile.
PM Modi has not tweeted about the India Pakistan cricket match

Twitter diplomacy: Imran Khan made a thread on India-Pak world cup match but zero tweets by PM Modi

Cricket has always been part of ‘track 2 diplomacy’ so off-field events can’t be ignored.

Here is what you missed when the India-Pakistan match was on

News you may have missed due to the India-Pakistan match yesterday
India won by 89 runs in their WC match against Pakistan

India refuses to be mediocre and docile, if that is ‘cold hearted’ for this Guardian writer, so be it

Some people, who have clearly run out of issues to find faults, have come up with a brilliant demonstration of what Hindi Twitter knows as 'Naraaz Fufa'.
Women cop killed

Ajaz, a civil police officer, hacked to death his colleague Soumya Pushpakaran with a sword, set her on fire

The accused suffered burns while trying to set her ablaze and has been admitted to a hospital
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

170,389FansLike
149,337FollowersFollow
69,748SubscribersSubscribe
Help Us Reach Every Indian, Please Share This Post