BJP leader Kirit Somaiya's wife, Medha Somaiya, filed a criminal defamation complaint against Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut in a city court on Wednesday following his allegations of the Somaiya's being involved in a "Rs 100 crore toilet scam".
In her complaint filed before the Sewri metropolitan magistrate's court, Medha Somaiya said the allegations made by Raut last month were baseless and completely defamatory in nature.
The former BJP MP's wife said she was shocked to see news reports between April 15 and 16 where Raut accused her and her husband of being involved in a scam worth Rs 100 crore over the construction and maintenance of some public toilets under the Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation's jurisdiction.
"The statements made by the accused to the media are per se defamatory. The statements have been made to malign my character in the eyes of the general public," read her complaint.
Medha Somaiya has sought that the court issue a notice to Raut and begin criminal proceedings against him on the charges of defamation.