New Delhi: Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Vinod Kumar Binny on Friday confirmed that he had filed a defamation suit against his ex-party and leaders of the organization, including Alka Lamba, accusing them of maligning his character.
Lamba had earlier claimed that Binny had accused her of running a sex racket via Facebook, a claim that Binny had denied, blaming it on a fake account made in his name to malign him. Binny also asserted that he had informed the police of the said fake profile.
“These false rumours that had been propagated by these people have caused me to lose face in society and my honour has been impugned. The law has a provision for us to fight against this, and we have taken the case to court and have filed a criminal and civil case against them,” Binny told ANI.
“The criminal case was filed at the Saket district court last week and the high court has today issued a notice to them,” he added.
When asked if he had been in contact with any members of the party since being expelled from the AAP, Binny quickly responded in the negative.
“I do not speak to any member of the AAP. My only goal is to see strict action being taken against people who have falsely implicated me without any shred of evidence,” he said.
According to reports, Justice Manmohan Singh, who will preside over the case, sought responses from Lamba, Manoj Kumar, Raju Dhingan and Bandana Kumari and the central government on the plea. Binny has allegedly sought Rs.1 crore in damages.