Court summons Amit Shah in defamation case by Mamata Banerjee’s nephew

KOLKATA: A city court today issued summons to BJP president Amit Shah directing him to appear on September 28 in connection with a defamation case filed by Abhishek Banerjee, Trinamool Youth Congress chief and nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Abhishek Banerjee filed the criminal defamation case before the Metropolitan Magistrate, 8th of Bankshall court here alleging that the BJP president has made defamatory statements against him at a public rally on August 11 in Kolkata.
Banerjee, also a Trinamool Congress MP, appeared in court along with two witnesses – Swarup Biswas and Soumya Bakshi, and submitted their written statements.
The metropolitan magistrate issued summons to Shah for appearing in court on September 28.
“Your attendance is necessary to answer to a charge of U/S 500 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860,” the order said. (AGENCIES)