PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Friday despatched a authorized discover to former Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik searching for Rs 10 crore compensation for his alleged “defamatory” remarks in opposition to her.
The discover comes days after Mr Malik, who’s now the governor of Meghalaya, allegedly mentioned Mehbooba Mufti was a beneficiary of the now-abandoned Roshni scheme which aimed to grant proprietary rights to occupants of state land for costs.
“Though no amount of cash can compensate my shopper for the lack of status and good identify which has been brought on by your aforesaid conduct, but my shopper has determined to sue you for compensation,” Ms Mehbooba’s counsel Anil Sethi wrote within the authorized discover.
The discover requested Mr Malik to pay Rs 10 crore inside 30 days as compensation or face authorized proceedings.
It mentioned the compensation cash won’t be utilized by Ms Mehbooba for any private positive factors however for public good.
Earlier on Wednesday, Ms Mehbooba had requested Mr Malik, who was the final governor of Jammu and Kashmir earlier than it was bifurcated, to withdraw his feedback.
“False & unsavoury utterances of Satya Pal Malik about me being a beneficiary of Roshni Act is extremely mischievous. My authorized crew is making ready to sue him.
“He has the choice to withdraw his feedback failing which I’ll pursue authorized recourse,” Ms Mehbooba mentioned in a tweet two days in the past.
Ms Mehbooba shared a video by which Mr Malik is seen claiming that Nationwide Convention chief Farooq Abdullah, his son Omar Abdullah and the PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti obtained land plots below the Roshni scheme.
The Roshni Act was introduced in by the Farooq Abdullah authorities with the goal of granting proprietary rights to occupants of state land in lieu of costs. The cash thus generated was for use for establishing hydro-power vegetation within the state.
Nevertheless, the scheme was disbanded after the Jammu and Kashmir Excessive Court docket declared it unlawful and directed the CBI to analyze the beneficiaries of the scheme.
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