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Court summons Amarinder Singh in Badal defamation case
August 16, 2003 18:10 IST
A Chandigarh court on Saturday issued summons to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in a criminal defamation suit filed against him by his predecessor and Shiromani Akali Dal chief Parkash Singh Badal. Chief Judicial Magistrate C L Mohal told the chief minister to appear in court on September 20.
Badal has sought Rs 5 crore (Rs 50 million) in damages from Amarinder Singh accusing the chief minister of defaming him with regard to his assets. He has also accused the chief minister of launching a campaign to defame and intimidate Akali Dal leaders and workers.Corruption cases have been filed against Badal and his relatives while vigilance officials have carried out raids at their properties.
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