Dr Subhash Chandra files criminal defamation case against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Subhash Chandra (in pic) filed a case against the Delhi chief minister in the Patiala House Court in?New Delhi. If found guilty, Kejriwal can be imprisoned for two years. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 17, 2016, 09.24 AM (IST)

Essel Group chairman and Rajya Sabha member Dr Subhash Chandra on Thursday filed a criminal defamation case against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a Delhi court.

Kejriwal, who leads the Aam Aadmi Party, had recently mentioned the name of Dr Chandra while referring to those who have allegedly amassed black money.

The case was filed in the Patiala House Court in New Delhi.

If found guilty, Kejriwal can be imprisoned for two years.

Notably, Dr Subhash Chandra has backed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s war on black money.

When the demonetisation move was announced, he had said: “My humble submission to whosoever is listening to this is to support him (PM Modi). This is a good thing for all of us, particularly the common man. Maybe big people like me will hate, but I ask them also, let us stop this. Let us be clean. Let us enjoy the money we earn, because the enjoyment can be only if you make legitimate money. Our military give their lives for the country, why can't we give him the 50 days that he has asked for. In fact, I am willing to give 500 days. Of course, even today I am very happy because we had no issue of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes in our group.”

(Zee News)