Nusli Wadia files defamation suit against Tata Sons in Bombay high court
The suit has been filed in the wake of the Tata group’s ‘special notice’ seeking the removal of Wadia as independent director of three group entities.india Updated: Dec 15, 2016 23:25 IST
Industrialist Nusli Wadia filed a defamation suit against Tata Sons in the Bombay high court on Thursday.
The suit has been filed in the wake of the Tata group’s ‘special notice’ seeking the removal of Wadia as independent director of three group entities.
Last month, Wadia had hit out at the Tatas through a letter in which, among other things, he had said that the ‘special notice’ was defamatory to him.
He had said at that time that Tata Sons’ conduct was compelling him to initiate legal proceedings to “protect” his interests.
He had gone on to serve three legal notices on November 21, 22 and 23, threatening to initiate civil and criminal proceedings against Tata Sons and its directors.
On Thursday, Wadia was also allowed by HC to be joined as a party, to a suit filed earlier this week by four retail shareholders of the Tata group, seeking restrictions on the removal of independent directors from the board of various companies of the group.