news Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 05:30
  BJP's Lok Sabha member Dushyant Singh, the son of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, on Tuesday filed a defamation complaint against Congress leader Jairam Ramesh and a TV channel in a court in Dholpur. A complaint has been filed under Section 500 of the Indian Penal Code (which deals with punishment for defamation) against Jairam Ramesh and another complaint against Times Now in the additional chief judicial magistrate's court in Dholpur.   One case is against Congress leader Jairam Ramesh who has been quoted in the print media saying that the Dholpur Palace does not belong to Dushyant Singh and alleged that he wrongly took compensation for an National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) project. The other is against Times Now channel, its owner Vineet Jain and other directors and Arnab Goswami, on whose show Newshour, he had launched a tirade against Dushyant and made several baseless allegations," VRS Bajwa told The Indian Express. The lawyer said Ramesh "has been quoted in certain sections of the media saying that Dhoplur Palace does not belong to Dushyant Singh and it is government property". "All these allegations are completely false and defamatory in nature," Bajwa told IANS. The hearing in the case is slated to take place on August 5. With inputs from IANS