RK Anand, a prominent criminal lawyer who figured in a recent sting operation by NDTV, has served a legal notice on the channel asking it to immediately stop telecast of any news story relating to him failing which he would sue them for damages worth Rs 50 crore.
Anand, defending former Navy chief SM Nanda's grandson Sanjeev in the BMW case, was shown talking to court witness Sunil Kulkarni in the sting.
The channel alleged that Anand and the public prosecutor in the case were colluding to save Sanjeev, facing trial for mowing down six persons in south Delhi in his BMW car in 1999.
In the notice, Anand claimed that the footage shown by the channel was "motivated, fabricated and doctored" and was done in an "utmost irresponsible" manner to tarnish his professional, social and political image for "ulterior reasons".
Through the notice, he denied each and every act that "imputed on him" in the news items shown by the channel and alleged that Kulkarni was a man of "dubious antecedents".
It asked the channel to stop the telecast, publication and release of news item relating to Anand on its TV network and website and sought an unconditional apology from NDTV failing which he threatened to file a defamation suit for Rs 50 crore.