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Majithia records his statement in defamation case

Press Trust of India  |  Ludhiana 

Senior SAD leader Majithia today recorded his statement in a criminal defamation case filed by him against leader Sanjay Singh.

Majithia had filed the case in January 2016, accusing Sanjay Singh of defaming him by dragging his name in the drug racket.

The former minister appeared in the of Judicial Magistrate Jagjit Singh here and recorded his statement, alleging that it was a "well planned conspiracy of the AAP" to "defame him".

"We have submitted in the that it was an entire conspiracy by the in the view of elections and they widely defamed Majithia for cheap political gains," his counsel Damanbir Singh Sobti alleged.

Sanjay Singh was not present during hearing and his counsel Himmat Singh Shergill sought exemption on his behalf.

Meanwhile, four other Akali Dal leaders--Manpreet Ayali, Maheshinder Grewal, Sharanjit Singh Dhillon and Youth Akali Dal leader Parminder Brar--also recorded their statements, submitting that the allegations levelled by the leader "harmed" his reputation.

The fixed the next date of hearing for January 24 when Majithia will be cross-examined by AAP leader's counsel.

Shergill told reporters later, "We will be cross- examining Majithia during the next hearing."

Asked about the reason for Sanjay Singh's absence, Shergill said, "He was preoccupied with some work.

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First Published: Mon, December 04 2017. 20:40 IST