Anil Ambani-led Reliance group has sued leftist propaganda website The Wire for Rs. 6,000 crore over its coverage of the Rafale deal. As per reports, a case has been filed in Ahmedabad city civil court. The case pertains to a video discussion about the Rafale deal which was published by The Wire. The video featured The Wire Founding Editor MK Venu, Jawaharlal Nehru University Associate Professor Happymon Jacob and journalist Ajai Shukla.
In the Rs. 6,000 crore defamation suit, the company claims that the programme is ‘false’. It further claims that the statements made during the discussion are “wholly incorrect and misleading, made with a deliberate pre-determined motive to harm and injure the reputation.”
The lawsuit is filed against The Wire founding editors, journalist Ajai Shukla, as well as The Wire’s office manager. The first hearing is scheduled for 27th November.
The Wire currently faces a number of defamation cases. The media portal is also fighting a defamation case worth Rs. 100 crores for a report it published against Jay Shah, son of Amit Shah. We had exposed the inaccuracies in that report as well. The Wire is also facing defamation case from the Adani group.