Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday filed a defamation suit against two spokespersons of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, Manoj Jha and Chittranjan Gagan, for leveling baseless and false charges that he acquired "benami" properties in Patna and other places in the country.
Sushil Modi filed the defamation suit in the Chief Judicial Court in Patna, under IPC sections 499 and 500. He posted images of the document on Twitter.
He has asked that the court take stringent action against the two spokespersons, so that they don't tarnish the image of any politician who is holds a responsible post.
SUSHIL MODI SAYS ALLEGATIONS DENTED HIS REPUTATION
Sushil Modi said Manoj Jha and Chittranjan Gagan held press conferences in Patna and alleged that he had a palatial bungalow on Road No 13 in Patna's Rajendra Nagar area, that he illegally acquired 7.5 acres of land belonging to a church and built a mall on it, that he owned luxurious cars in Delhi, and that he invested his black money in several companies in Kolkata and Delhi.
He said the baseless allegations leveled on him by both RJD spokespersons were published prominently in national dailies, and that had dented his reputation.
It's worth noting that in the last few weeks, Sushil Modi has been making a sensational expose on RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his family, and presenting documentary proof of their acquiring benami properties worth several hundred crores in the last few years.
In a bid to counter him, Lalu Prasad has directed his party spokespersons to level similar charges against him.