Maharashtra: Shiv Sena minister Anil Parab slaps Rs 100-crore defamation notice on BJP leader Kirit Somaiya | Mumbai News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Shiv Sena minister Anil Parab on Tuesday slapped a defamation notice on BJP leader Kirit Somaiya seeking damages of Rs 100 crore for making baseless allegations against him. Parab has asked Somaiya to tender a written apology within 72 hours and delete all defamatory tweets against him.
Among his several allegations against Parab, Somaiya had claimed that the minister had built an illegal resort in Dapoli in Ratnagiri and an illegal office on Mhada land in Bandra (E). In one of his tweets, the BJP leader had even referred to Parab as ‘vasooli minister’.
In his notice, Parab said that Somaiya had indulged in publishing false and reckless allegations on social media concerning the construction of a resort at Dapoli with which he has no connection.
The notice issued by Parab’s lawyer Sushma Singh stated: “…issue an unconditional and unreserved apology in writing…withdrawing all the baseless allegations and defamatory imputations and innuendoes made by you against my client…in at least two English, Hindi and Marathi newspapers…and also post the written apology on your Twitter handle.”
“In the event that you fail to meet the requisitions…within 72 hours of receipt of this notice, my client shall be constrained to adopt such remedies in civil and/or criminal proceedings against you including for damages which at present is quantified at Rs 100 crore with the clarification that such damages shall, upon award, be remitted by our client to the state of Maharashtra for relief work,” it added.

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