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Criminal complaint against Digvijaya Singh for 'BJP, Bajrang Dal taking money from ISI' remark

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A criminal defamation complaint has been filed against Congress leader Digvijay Singh for his comment alleging that "BJP and Bajrang Dal are taking money from Pakistan's spy agency ISI".

BJP worker and advocate Rajesh Kumar has filed the defamation complaint in a special court here. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal has kept the matter for consideration on October 9.

Kumar, in his complaint, said that Digvijay Singh in an interview to media stated that "BJP and Bajrang Dal are taking money from Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence" which was broadcasted on television through various news channels.

The complainant said he was "very much pained" with the former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister's statement.

He further said that "such defamatory words, when spoken by someone in power and position and influential leader of the Congress, resulted in much more damage to the organisations, communities, individuals concerned".

The BJP worker alleged that Singh made the remark with a sole intent to "embarrass and defame" the BJP.

"The accused, as it appears from the precedents, seems to be habitual of committing such offences. He appears to be a loudmouth and has a history of making controversial statements without any basis," the complainant added.

While talking to media in Bhind earlier this month, Singh had said, "Bajrang Dal, BJP are taking money from the ISI. Attention should be paid to this. Non-Muslims are spying for Pakistan's ISI more than Muslims. This should be understood.

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First Published: Wed, September 18 2019. 18:23 IST