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Kirit Somaiya’s wife files Rs 100 crore defamation suit against Sanjay Raut in Bombay HC

Somaiya’s wife Medha has sought an unconditional apology and a permanent injunction against Raut, restraining him from publishing, circulating or printing material defamatory to her, in the future.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
Updated: May 23, 2022 11:41:09 pm
Kirit Somaiya after recording his statement at the EOW office. (Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

BJP LEADER Kirit Somaiya’s wife, Medha, has filed a defamation suit against Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut in the Bombay High Court, seeking damages of Rs 100 crore.

Medha, who is a professor of organic chemistry, has sought an unconditional apology and a permanent injunction against Raut,

restraining him from publishing, circulating, printing, material defamatory to her.

Her plea before the court said that on April 12, she came across an article in Sena’s mouthpiece, newspaper Saamana, accusing the Somaiyas of a “toilet scam” in the Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation. It said that the allegations in the article and other media after the story in Saamana are without proof and with the intention to malign her reputation.

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“The applicant is a doctorate and carries high reputation in the society and in her profession. The said defamatory material has hurt her by lowering her standard in the society and in the eyes of the general public, well-wishers, etc,” the suit said. It further said that she is entitled to recover damages to the tune of Rs 100 crore to be deposited in the Chief Minister Relief fund.

Medha had sent a notice to Raut last month and also approached the Mulund police, seeking criminal action.

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