October 21, 2020 4:52:20 am
A courtroom in Valsad district, on Tuesday, accepted the discharge utility of unbiased MLA from Vadgam, Jignesh Mevani, in reference to a defamation case filed towards him in 2019. The courtroom famous that the prosecution had failed to supply the accused’s cell phone, which was the prime proof within the case.
Valsad Police had registered a case of defamation towards Mevani underneath IPC sections 500 and 505 (2) on June 15, 2019, after he had uploaded a video on his Twitter account relating to a instructor beating college students. He had attributed the incident to RMVM faculty in Valsad, sought motion towards its administration and tagged the deal with of the Prime Minister’s Workplace in his tweet. The defamation case towards Mevani was lodged by the principal of RMVM faculty, Bijal Patel.
Later, Mevani had deleted the video from his account after studying that it was not shot at RMVM faculty. He had posted a clarification relating to the identical. Subsequently, Mevani had been granted anticipatory bail by the Gujarat Excessive Courtroom and was directed to stay current earlier than Valsad Police when summoned. Throughout the investigation, police had demanded Mevani’s cell phone, to which he had not agreed.
After listening to arguments from each the prosecution and the defence Tuesday, Further Chief Judicial Justice of the Peace in Valsad, Manish Nimavat, discharged Mevani from all costs. The decide said that the prime proof within the case – Mevani’s cell phone which was used to tweet the video – was not seized by the police, together with the cell phone of the complainant, and neither was produced earlier than the courtroom.
Ayaz Shaikh, the advocate representing Mevani, stated, “The prosecution had failed in proving Mevani responsible… We’re glad with the courtroom’s order.”
Jignesh Mevani couldn’t be reached for feedback.
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