Union Minister Sekhawat files defamation suit against CM Ashok Gehlot

Union Minister Gajendra Singh Sekhawat has filed a defamation suit against Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at the Rouse Avenue Court for making misleading statements about him.

Sekhawat, a BJP MP from Jodhpur in Rajasthan, is suing the chief minister for reputational damage. Earlier in February, CM Gehlot went on a personal attack against the Union Minister and claimed that the Special Operations Group (SOG) probe into “The Sanjeevani Cooperative Society scam” had established the latter’s guilt.

CM Gehlot verbally attacked the Union Minister and said, “Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is trying to mislead the public in the case of the Sanjeevani Cooperative Society scam, whereas in the investigation of the Special Operation Group (SOG) he has been named as an accused while other accused have been arrested under the same sections. The crime has been proven against him.”

In a tweet, CM Gehlot said, “He himself (Shekhawat) knows this very well. They know that the Sanjeevani Society has looted the lifetime deposits of more than 1 lakh victims, amounting to more than Rs 900 crore. In this case, the rights to attach the property are with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and not with the SOG. SOG has urged ED to attach properties related to the Sanjeevani Society five times in the last two years, but ED, which has been raiding the houses of opposition leaders across the country, has not yet taken action and attached the properties of the accused in the Sanjeevani scam.”

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