Political leaders need to watch their tongue because defamation cases can trouble and haunt them for a long time. In the latest development, a defamation case has been filed against Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad and his son Tejaswi Prasad Yadav. The defamation case states that both Lalu and his son Tejaswi had made false allegations in the Srijan scam case. The defamation case has been filed by a gems and jeweler trader and the false allegations were made against him by Lalu and his son. The matter will come up for hearing tomorrow in the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court in Patna. The name of the person who has filed the defamation case is Ravi Jalan. He has filed the defamation case through his advocate Radhe Shyam Singh.
The defamation case has been filed under IPC sections 500 (defamation), 504 (intentional insult) and 505 (public mischief). Jalan said that he had been wrongly accused in the public by Lalu and his son Tejaswi. He said that both alleged his involved in the Srijan NGO scam and demanded his arrest. Due to this, he has suffered a serious loss of prestige among his friends and family and other people he works with. Jalan has collected newspaper clippings to back up his claim.