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INLD MP Chautala files defamation case against Hry Health Minister

Press Trust of India  |  Hisar (Haryana) 

has filed a defamation suit against Health for claiming that the had started taking drugs.

Chautala in his criminal complaint filed in the court of the chief judicial magistrate, Hisar, said the allegations made by the were false and baseless.

In his complaint, he said he had never taken drugs in his life.

The said he has a good educational background and the area of Hisar, which he represented, has no such reputation of being an area of drug addicts.

He said in his complaint that the allegations were blatant lies with mala-fide intentions to mislead the public and malign his reputation.

The allegations were made by the state health to deflect the attention of the general public from the alleged irregularities in his department, Chautala claimed.

The had claimed that Vij, in a statement on April 3, had stated before media that the had "started taking drugs and he should go to some rehabilitation centre".

The court has fixed August 14, the next hearing date in this case.

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First Published: Sat, July 07 2018. 19:30 IST