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Zee media sends legal notice to Majithia for ‘defamatory allegation’

In the legal notice sent on behalf of the ZMCL, Supreme Court lawyer Petal Chandhok asked Majithia to tender an unconditional written apology and publicly withdraw the false allegation against his client.

punjab Updated: Aug 10, 2018 09:12 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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Majithia had reportedly alleged that TV channel’s Punjab, Haryana and Himachal editor Dinesh Sharma had demanded Rs 20 crore from him before 2017 Punjab assembly elections for favourable reportage.(HT Photo)

Zee Media Corporation Limited (ZMCL) has sent a legal notice to Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikram Singh Majithia for his alleged defamatory allegation against TV channel’s Punjab, Haryana and Himachal editor Dinesh Sharma.

In the legal notice sent on behalf of the ZMCL, Supreme Court lawyer Petal Chandhok asked Majithia to tender an unconditional written apology and publicly withdraw the false allegation against his client.

While talking to mediapersons at Hoshiarpur on August 2, Majithia had reportedly alleged that Sharma had demanded Rs 20 crore from him before 2017 Punjab assembly elections for favourable reportage. However, Sharma had denied having made such an offer.

The ZMCL counsel has also sought an assurance from Majithia that he will not repeat such defamatory act in future, failing which they will seek Rs 100 crore on account of damages suffered by his client.

First Published: Aug 09, 2018 21:48 IST