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Updated on: Monday, November 08, 2021, 08:45 AM IST

FPJ Legal: Sameer Wankhede's father Dnyandev files Rs 1.25 crore defamation suit against Nawab Malik in Bombay High Court

Sameer Wankhede's father Dnyandev Wankhede | ANI

Sameer Wankhede's father Dnyandev Wankhede | ANI

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Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede’s father has filed a defamation suit in the Bombay High Court to restrain Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik from making defamatory statements against him and his family on social media and sought Rs 1.25 crore in damages from him.

Wankhede’s father Dnyandev Wankhede has also sought that the HC pass an order to permanently prevent Malik as well as others connected to him from publishing or speaking in any media anything which is defamatory to him or his family.

Pending the decision on his suit, he has sought that the court pass an order temporarily preventing the politician from publishing or speaking anything of that nature.

He has sought the amount in compensation for Malik’s defamatory articles, tweets, interviews and press releases which he said “caused irreparable loss, damage, harm and prejudice” to the reputation and societal image of him and his family members. In the suit filed in the HC, the IRS officer’s father Dnyandev Wankhede has sought that the court declares as defamatory Malik’s remarks on social media, as well as in press conferences and media interviews.

The senior Wankhede’s suit also seeks that the court direct him to delete or remove any such content posted on any media including their social media handles.

In the past few days, the politician has been making personal averments on Wankhede, from publishing his birth certificate on Twitter to his marriage-related documents as well as holding press conferences making allegations on the NCB’s probe in the Aryan Khan cruise drugs case.

The NCP leader claimed he had revealed the birth certificate, not to show Wankhede’s religious identity but to show that he had used a forged caste certificate to get his job.

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Published on: Monday, November 08, 2021, 08:45 AM IST
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