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Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma sues Sisodia for felony defamation

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GUWAHATI:  Assam Leader Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has filed a felony defamation swimsuit in opposition to Manish Sisodia in reference to the Delhi Deputy Leader Minister’s accusations in opposition to him over procurement of PPE kits.

Sarma filed the swimsuit earlier than Kamrup leader judicial Justice of the Peace underneath related sections of the IPC on Thursday. Lately, Sarma’s spouse Riniki Bhuyan Sarma had filed a Rs 100 crore defamation swimsuit within the courtroom of civil pass judgement on, Kamrup (Metro), in opposition to the Aam Aadmi Birthday celebration (AAP) chief at the identical factor. Final month, a confrontation had erupted between Sisodia and Sarma. Relating to a media document, the AAP chief had accused the Assam CM of indulging in corruption by way of awarding contracts of PPE kits and different Covid-related pieces to his spouse and son’s industry companions.

Sisodia had requested why the company connected to Sarma’s spouse used to be awarded the contract at Rs 990 in keeping with PPE package when any other company used to be given best Rs 600 for a similar at the identical day in 2020. Sarma used to be then Assam’s well being minister.

Each he and his spouse had disregarded the costs, and hit again at Sisodia, threatening to record a felony defamation swimsuit. “Prevent sermonising and I can see you in Guwahati as you’ll face felony defamation,” Sarma had mentioned. The couple mentioned the PPE kits have been proficient to the Nationwide Well being Challenge, Assamm and no invoice used to be raised.

The AAP had lodged a criticism with the police in Guwahati tough {that a} felony case be registered in opposition to Sarma for his alleged involvement within the “PPE kits rip-off”. The birthday party additionally petitioned Governor Jagdish Mukhi, tough a probe into the case.

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