Modi and seven others acquitted in defamation case
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Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2011, 00:39
Patna: A local court on Wednesday acquitted former Leader of Opposition in Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi and seven others in a defamation case filed against them by the then RJD Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Anirudh Yadav alias Sadhu Yadav 13 years ago.

Judicial magistrate Kalpana Srivastava passed the order acquitting Modi, presently the Deputy Chief Minister, and seven others for lack of evidence against them in the defamation case.

In the case filed in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate in 1998, the former RJD leader had charged Modi and others with bringing disrepute to the latter by making defamatory allegations against eight persons occupying high offices which were published in two English dailies.

Quoting media reports attributed to Modi between October 4 and November 4, 1998, Yadav said he was charged with smuggling of illegal arms, making money in transfer of police officials, assault of a police official in Gopalganj district and seeking bribe in lieu of issuance of licences to liquor traders.

He claimed his credibility among people was dented irreparably after such reports.


First Published: Thursday, May 26, 2011, 00:39

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