‘The Wire’ published an article titled “The Golden Touch of Jay Amit Shah” authored by Ms. Rohini Singh. The website alalged that the Turnover of a company owned by Shah’s son increased 16,000 times over in the year. It has jumped from just Rs 50,000 to over Rs 80,00,00,000 in a single year.
Reacting to this, Jay Shah stated, “Since the website has proceeded in making an absolutely false imputation in a highly slanted article thereby damaging my reputation I have decided to prosecute Author, Editor/(S) and the Owner/(s) of the aforesaid news website for criminal defamation and sue them for an amount of Rs. 100 crores. Both the actions will be filed at Ahmedabad where I stay, carry on my business and where the cause of action has arisen.”.