Political patronage is great: Iran’s lawyer in the case brought by the shooter
Legal adviser to Union Minister Smriti Irani Kirat Nagra said Saturday that the case brought against him by shooter Vartika Singh is based on “the most bizarre and mischievous set of falsehoods” and that “political patronage” is very widespread in this regard.
Nagra said that the case is a concerted attempt to discredit and defame the minister and that she will take a legal recourse against him.
Singh has moved a court to Sultanpur in 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 attacker 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 client on the basis of the most bizarre and mischievous set of falsehoods, which also included blatant forgeries of official documents by this individual.” . Nagra said that to divert attention from the FIR investigation against him for falsifying official documents, Singh has “presented a fictitious case that we have read about in the press.” “A malicious attempt to seek publicity has been made by a habitual criminal in which political patronage is written in large for this slander and defamation,” Nagra said. Nagra said Irani would take legal recourse in the matter, “including recourse to the civil and criminal prosecution remedies that are available in law to my client.” PTI JTR SMN SMN