A metropolitan Court may pronounce its judgement on the defamation case filed by Ajay Patel, Chairman of Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank against Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Surjewala. The duo had alleged that the co-op bank was involved in dubious transactions in the wake of demonetization.
Ajay Patel, a formidable name in the cooperative circles did not let the matter pass and filed two criminal defamation cases against the two Congress leaders. His main argument was that due to the defaming statement, the bank’s business may suffer as depositors may get doubts in their minds. Patel also rubbished the allegation as bullshit.
Patel, a close aide of Amit Shah says that the Congress leaders have defamed the bank and we have to safeguard its honor. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate S K Gadhvi had ordered a court enquiry into the matter under section 202 of the CrPC.
It bears recall that an RTI query had revealed that Ahmadabad District Cooperative Bank had netted the highest deposits among such co-op banks of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes during demonetization.
Rahul Gandhi had tweeted that it is a scam of more than Rs 745 crore.