Former director of North civic body summoned in defamation case

The plaintiffs alleged in the suit that they were defamed in the notings made in the departmental file.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:July 16, 2015 1:12 am

A Delhi court has summoned a former director of education of North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) in connection with a civil defamation suit, filed by two school teachers and a retired principal, who claimed that he had levelled charges of sexual harassment against them.

Additional District Judge Kamini Lau issued summons to Jasram Kaim, former head of the Department of Education at the NDMC, on a suit filed by teachers Sandeep Dabas and Mahinder Sharma and retired school principal Kamal Kant Kaushik. The three have sought damages and compensation of Rs 15 lakh from Kaim for allegedly defaming them in a meeting of the NDMC’s Standing Committee.

The plaintiffs alleged in the suit that they were defamed in the notings made in the departmental file. The file, according to the plaintiffs, had been circulated to higher officials, others in the department and the Standing Committee.

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