They do not let it pass just like that. They filed a suit against the magazine which accused Amit Shah’s son of accruing undue profit earlier and now they have filed a criminal case against Rahul Gandhi in the matter of exchanging notes at the Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank in the wake of demonetization.
ADCB chairman Ajay Patel and a close aid of Amit Shah says that the Congress leaders have defamed the bank and we have to safeguard its honour. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate S K Gadhvi has ordered a court enquiry into the matter under section 202 of the CrPC (to enquire into the case to decide whether or not there is sufficient ground for proceeding). The matter will be taken up on September 17, reports PTI.
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. Now ADCB and Patel has submitted before the court that the statement was false because the bank did not exchange such a huge amount.
The legal fight is sure to be interesting, said a state cooperator. In fact, Congress party has been training its guns on the bank for the last two years with former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan accusing Amit Shah of being part of the nexus which ensured huge deposits of notes.
BJP Spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad had earlier threatened to sue Congress for dragging the name of BJP President in unsubstantiated charges.
Congress had demanded a white paper and also a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the deposits. It also demanded that the Gujarat government release footage of the CDs of the CCTV cameras installed at the Ashram Road Branch, “the headquarters-branch of the Ahmedabad District Cooperative bank”.