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Ahmedabad court adjourns Jay Shah’s case against news portal after his lawyer fails to appear

The matter will now be heard on October 16.

A metropolitan court in Ahmedabad on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of the criminal defamation case filed by Jay Shah, son of Bharatiya Janata Party cheif Amit Shah, against a news portal till October 16, PTI reported.

One of Jay Shah’s lawyer said their advocate SV Raju was not present in the court as he was busy at the Gujarat High Court. He sought additional time from the magistrate after which the court deferred the matter.

On October 9, Jay Shah had filed a defamation case against news portal, The Wire, its editor, and its reporter for an article that alleged that the revenues of his company had grown massively the year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power.

The article in The Wire had reported that the revenues of Jay Shah’s Temple Enterprise Pvt Ltd had grown from Rs 50,000 in 2014-’15 to Rs 80.5 crore in 2015-’16. It also reported a number of loans received by companies connected to Jay Shah, based on documents filed with the Registrar of Companies.

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