BHOPAL: Congress leader Ajay Singh against skipped hearing in the court despite three summons in defamation case filed by Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan. The next hearing will be on March 7. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan had filed a criminal defamation case against the then Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh for harming his and his wife Sadhna’s reputation.
The plaint- petition was filed in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate on July 12, 2013, demanding damages of Rs 1 crore from the leader of the opposition. The claim amount, Chauhan had promised, would be used to rehabilitate families affected by recent tragedy in Uttarakhand, the petition added. Ajay Singh had dubbed Chauhan’s wife as ‘ money counting machine’ at a rally at Khargone on June 4 and Sagar on June 9 in 2013.Advocate Ravi Goel said, “ Ajay Singh has not appeared in the court despite the summons.The next hearing will be on March 7.”