Nikesh accused Chennithala of intentionally defaming him by making such statements.

Day of defamation Chandy sues VS Nikesh sends legal notice to Chennithala
news Defamation Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 18:58

In a day marked by dramatic developments in Kerala on Thursday, CM Oommen Chandy sued VS Achuthanandan while LDF candidate Nikesh Kumar sent a legal notice to Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala.

VS in a speech at Dharmadom had alleged that there were 31 corruption cases against the chief minister and a total of 136 cases against the entire cabinet.

Calling this a lie and a violation of the model code of conduct, Oommen Chandy has asked for an enquiry against VS as per IPC section 188 and 171. He has also asked for a compensation of 1 lakh.

“The opposition leader made the statement in spite of knowing that there is not a single criminal or civil corruption case against the CM in any court in India,” said Chandy.

Meanwhile, Nikesh Kumar sent a legal notice to Ramesh Chennithala saying that he was not personally involved in the 52 criminal cases filed against him.

He accused Chennithala of intentionally defaming him by making such statements.

Nikesh said that he has not personally cheated anyone and all the cases against him come under the Companies Act. He accused Chennithala of influencing voters by making such statements.

He said that if Chennithala doesn’t withdraw his allegations/statements within 15 days, he would go ahead and file a defamation case against the minister.

Nikesh has also complained to the Election Commission and Kannur district police chief as Chennithala has been making defamatory statements through social media platforms like Facebook.

Nikesh has claimed that the cases are there against him due to his official responsibilities as the MD of Asian News Channel Pvt Ltd.


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