Punjab: Finance minister Cheema appeared in court in defamation case

Moga| Finance Minister Harpal Cheema appeared in the court on Friday in a defamation case. Where former MLA Dr. Harjot Kamal was also present. During the hearing, a private witness along with three journalists got their statements recorded. The next hearing of the case has been kept in the court on May 26. According to the information, Hardeep Singh Lodhi, advocate of former MLA Harjot Kamal, told that on June 10, 2020, during a press conference in Chandigarh, Harpal Cheema accused his client in the media of depositing Rs 350 to 360 crores in his personal account regarding 105 B Highway. Imposed.

On June 15, 2020, a legal notice was sent to Harpal Cheema by the former MLA asking him to apologize and withdraw the allegations leveled against him. But Harpal Cheema did not respond to this. Due to which Istgasa was filed against him on 15 July 2020 under section 499, 500 IPC. During the 3-hour hearing on Friday, statements of a private witness including three journalists were recorded.

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