Maharashtra Transport Minister Anil Parab has filed a Rs 100 Crore defamation suit against BJP leader Kirit Somaiya in the Bombay High Court.
Anil Parab had earlier sent a notice to Somaiya asking him to take back the allegations. (PTI)
Maharashtra Transport Minister Anil Parab has filed a Rs 100 Crore defamation suit against BJP leader Kirit Somaiya in the Bombay High Court. Somaiya had allegedly published defamatory tweets against Anil Parab in connection to some construction work carried out in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra.
Parab had earlier sent a notice to Somaiya asking him to take back the allegations he had levelled against Parab and apologise. After not receiving any reply from the BJP leader, Parab went ahead and filed a defamation suit.
Anil Parab has claimed in his suit that in June, Somaiya published a “defamatory” allegation against Parab on his Twitter handle. The tweet, according to the suit, alleged that Parab was allegedly involved in a scam that involved carrying out illegal construction.
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Parab, on the other hand, stated that he had no connection with the construction work in Ratnagiri as alleged by Somaiya. The suit also contended that no statutory agency or authority had issued any notice to him in relation to any scam “much less some construction carried out in Ratnagiri”.
Parab alleged, in the suit filed by Advocate Sushma Singh, that the successive tweets by Somaiya were covered by the mainstream print and…