A special West Bengal Court designated for MPs and MLAs has summoned Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday.

The summon notice to Amit Shah was issued by the special Court after a defamation case was filed against the Home Minister by Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee.

“The special court has summoned Amit Shah to either appear in person or through a lawyer at 10am on February 22,” said Sanjay Basu, Abhishek Banerjee’s lawyer.

Sanjay Basu claimed that Amit Shah had made defamatory remarks against TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee on August 11, 2018 while addressing the Yuva Swabhiman Samavesh rally of the BJP at Mayo Road in Kolkata.

“Amit Shah had alleged that Abhishek Banerjee was involved in syndicate corruption and had siphoned off money which was sent by the Centre,” Basu said.

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Following the remarks of Amit Shah, a criminal defamation case was filed on August 28, 2018, under Section 500 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Notably, Abhishek Banerjee has also sent legal notices or filed defamation suits against other BJP leaders such as Union minister Babul Supriyo.

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