May defend Jay Shah in court, says top government lawyer
October 09, 2017  09:00
Government lawyer Tushar Mehta has told NDTV that he is likely to represent Jay Shah against 'The Wire' for the story against the BJP chief's son. 

Speaking to NDTV, Mehta, the additional solicitor general, said,"I have taken permission from the law ministry on October 6th for this issue. I am being consulted in this case. I may even appear for the case in court."

The Wire, a website, on Sunday in a report said that the BJP chief's son's fortunes had changed significantly from 2014 to 2015. 

The BJP has denied any wrongdoing by Jay Shah who is suing the website for Rs. 100 crore for defamation. The opposition Congress said the report points to crony capitalism and said it was inappropriate for a union minister to offer the defence of a private individual. 

Image: Jay Shah with his father Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his wedding. 
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