The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Thursday said the claims against Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah’s son should be investigated only if those who made the allegations proved that there was “prima facie evidence of wrong-doing”, NDTV reported.

“If there are corruption allegations against anyone, they should be investigated,” said RSS Joint General Secretary Dattatreya Hosabale (pictured above) after a meeting in Bhopal. “But there has to be prima facie evidence of wrong-doing.” When asked if he thought there was a case against Jay Shah, he said, “It is for those who have made the accusation to prove the charge,” according to NDTV.

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.

The RSS is the ideological mentor of the BJP, which had denied the allegations against Jay Shah, saying all loans for his companies were obtained transparently and repaid in full with interest.