India’s all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has filed a defamation suit against the editor of a Rajkot-based evening newspaper for defamation and demanded 51 crore INR for damages.
Editor and owner of ‘Aabtak’, Satish Mehta has been issued a summon order by Principal senior civil judge P B Parmar asking him to be present in the court on February 4.
According to the suit, the paper dated November 20, 2014 published a report alleging that “Jadeja and his business partner Jenesih Ajmera had links with Bali Dangar who is facing charges of land grabbing and extortion.”
“We had to move the court after we failed to get response to legal notices sent to the editor,” said Jadeja’s advocate Hiren Bhatt.
“The paper had published the news without verifying it and the news has damaged the reputation of my client. Jadeja has no links or has never met Dangar in his life. The newspaper says that Ajmera is Jadeja’s partner in the restaurant, which is wrong. Ajmera is not his partner in any business,” Bhatt saod.
Jadeja owns a restaurant, ‘Jaddu’s Food Field’ in Jamnagar.