Assam CM appears before court in defamation case

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Guwahati, Sep 24 (UNI) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today appeared before a sessions court in regard to a defamation case that he had filed against the Asomiya Pratidin, a local daily.

This was the first time Mr Gogoi appeared before any court of law after he became the Chief Minister in 2001.

Mr Gogoi had filed the case against the daily as the paper reported his links with a controversial business group- Pithanis.

The Chief Minister took offence with the report and sought judgement with the court of law.

Mr Gogoi denied any involvement and filed a multi-crore case.

He was questioned by Partidin lawyer Girish Baishya and represented by veteran advocate Kamal Narayan Choudhury.

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