Union Minister Smriti Irani’s legal advisor, Kirat Nagra, said Saturday that the case brought against her by shooter Vartika Singh was based on “the most bizarre and mischievous untruths” and that “political patronage” is a priority in the matter.
Nagra said the case is a concerted effort to discredit and defame the minister and she will take legal action against it.
Singh moved a court in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, accusing Irani and two others of demanding money to make her a member of the Central Women’s Commission days after she was named in a police complaint.
In November this year, a complaint was filed against the shooter and another person at the Musafirkhana Police Station in Amethi District.
In response to the matter, Nagra said in a statement: “This is a concerted attempt to discredit and defame my clients on the basis of the most bizarre and mischievous falsehoods, which included brazen forgery of official documents by this person. ” Nagra said that in order to divert attention from the FIR’s investigation into it for forging official documents, Singh had “filed a fictional case that we read about in the press.” “A malicious attempt has been made to solicit a habitual criminal to publicize the political patronage for that slander and defamation,” Nagra said. Nagra said Irani would appeal the matter, “including using civil and criminal remedies that are legally available to my client”. PTI JTR SMN SMN