India’s all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has filed a defamation case against the editor of a Rajkot-based evening newspaper, ‘Aabtak’ for defamation, seeking damages of Rs 51 crore, The Indian Express reported.
According to the suit, the paper had on November 20, 2014 published a report alleging that Ravindra 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 advocate Hiren Bhatt, Jadeja’s lawyer.
“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,” said advocate Bhatt.
Ravindra Jadeja is currently in Australia, for representing India in the ongoing triangular series between India, Australia and England.
Ravindra Jadeja owns a restaurant, ‘Jaddu’s Food Field’, on Kalavad road in the city.
By The Cricket Lounge