Anil Ambani group on Thursday threatened to initiate criminal proceedings against oil and gas sector regulator V K Sibal for proclaiming a threat to his life from the conglomerate, while calling the allegations absurd.
But Sibal refused comments on the industrial house's warning, saying he had already informed the government about the "witch-hunt" launched by Anil's group.
"DGH's allegations against ADA Group are irresponsible, absurd and baseless," RNRL wrote to Home Ministry on Thursday, reacting to Sibal's letter to the government on Tuesday seeking protection. The DGH had said he feared a threat to his life and his family members from the industrial house.
Reliance ADA Group challenged Sibal to bring on record anything to support his "wild allegations," while adding that it would file criminal proceedings against DGH.
When contacted, Anil Ambani group firm RNRL spokesperson confirmed writing a letter to the government in relation to Sibal's communication.
Sibal's letter to the home and petroleum ministries on Tuesday coincided with ADAG moving Supreme Court alleging a nexus between him and RIL. ADAG has alleged that the nexus influenced Sibal to approve the increased capital expenditure in the Mukesh-led firm's KG-D6 gas fields.