In major development today Vakamulla Chandrashekhar, CEO of Tarini Group of Companies slapped libel suits against sons of leader of opposition Prem Kumar Dhumal in the state, Mr. Anurag Thakur, and Mr. Arun Dhumal.
Informing this to media today in a press release issued by HPCC spokesman Viraj Sharma said that Delhi High Court had issued summons against duo today.
The petition has been filed on January 17 by Vakamulla Chandrashekhar seeking compensation of Rs. 3 crore for the damage caused to the company.
In the petition filed in Delhi High Court, Vakamulla Chandrashekhar has accused both the sons of Mr. Prem Kumar Dhumal for allegedly tarnishing reputation and good will of his business.
Due to their malicious campaign against his company, the share values has come down and he has suffered a great deal as some of its foreign clients have sought clarifications regarding this slanderous allegations, the petitioner alleged.
Last year, in October, Mr. Thakur, and his younger brother Mr. Arun Dhumal leveled allegations against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his family members.
They had accused Mr. Singh and his family members for securing interest free loan from the Tarini Group of Companies.
In the defamation suit filed by Vakamulla Chandrashekhar, he has mentioned that defendants have illegally accessed to the bank accounts and illegally procured the income tax returns of the M/s Tarini Group of Companies, which itself is the violation of the fundamental rights.
He has also mentioned that by disclosing confidential documents to the public at large constitute offenses which are punishable in accordance with law.
In the summon notice issued to parties, high court has given three weeks to reply.
It is interesting to note here that similar libel three separate suits had been slapped by Mr. Singh against the above two, leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitely and former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal in local court at Shimla recently.