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Meghalaya govt recordsdata defamation case towards TMC’s Saket Gokhale

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Meghalaya govt files defamation case against TMC's Saket Gokhale

On Saturday, December 10, the Meghalaya authorities filed a legal defamation swimsuit towards Trinamool Congress (TMC) nationwide spokesperson Saket Gokhale for maligning the status of the state authorities by making “deliberate, derogatory and malicious” claims towards a state-owned tourism agency.

The motion comes days after Saket Gokhale claimed that there was Rs 632 crore price of economic violations within the Meghalaya Ecotourism Infrastructure Development Project by an IAS officer Dr Vijay Kumar.

Meghalayan Age Limited, a state-owned firm, filed a lawsuit within the East Khasi Hills District Court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate underneath Section 200 learn with Section 190 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973. The firm sought Saket Gokhale to be charged with legal defamation in accordance with part 499.

On December 4, TMC’s Saket Gokhale mentioned that the Meghalaya Ecotourism Infrastructure Development Project had anomalies of Rs 632 crore. According to Saket Gokhale, “These irregularities have happened under the company Meghalayan Age which is spearheaded by CM Conrad Sangma’s top aide IAS officer D Vijay Kumar.”

‘He has become like a psycho’: Meghalaya Deputy CM Prestone Tynsong slams the TMC chief for spreading faux information

The Meghalaya authorities had hit out on the Trinamool Congress chief terming him a ‘psycho’. Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong slammed Gokhale saying that the TMC chief supposed simply to spoil the federal government’s picture.

“This man keeps making such allegations about the functioning of the state government. I personally feel he has become like a psycho. Now we have no more patience. By tomorrow, we will have filed a defamation case against him,” mentioned Tynsong.

Refuting all the accusations levelled towards the federal government, the deputy chief minister asserted that every one information are accessible and that even the tendering process was carried out on-line.

Lambasting the TMC chief Tynsong informed the media that the allegations needs to be substantiated with paperwork however “this man it seems he just knows from here and there and ultimately he puts it in the public domain and brings out the allegation in the form of a statement, which is totally wrong.”

He mentioned the federal government can now not tolerate such irresponsible acts.

“We have no more patience. The allegations made by him are baseless and wrong. By tomorrow, we are going to file a defamation case against this man, who unfortunately last night or today morning was also picked up by the Gujarat police because of the allegation he made against the Prime Minister. So you can understand the credential of the so-called national spokesperson of the AITC”, Tynsong mentioned.

TMC’s Saket Gokhale despatched to two-day police custody for spreading faux information regarding Morbi bridge tragedy

Notably, on December 7, an Ahmedabad court docket remanded Trinamool Congress (TMC) spokesperson Saket Gokhale to two-day police custody after he was arrested by Gujarat Police. The former ‘RTI activist’ was arrested over his tweet endorsing a faux information report about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Morbi go to. 

Gokhale was apprehended within the early hours of Tuesday morning in Jaipur, Rajasthan, by officers from the Ahmedabad Cyber Crime Cell and delivered to Ahmedabad within the afternoon, the place he was formally arrested.

Gokhale had shared a fabricated information report about an RTI question and its response that doesn’t exist. He had claimed that ₹30 crore was spent on PM Modi’s Morbi go to, sharing a information clipping from an unnamed Gujarati newspaper, which was claimed to be Gujarat Samachar. But BJP has mentioned that it’s fabricated and no such report was printed and there’s no such RTI reply, and Gujarat Samachar additionally clarified that they haven’t printed such a report.