THE CITIZEN BUREAU | 23 OCTOBER, 2018
The Citizen's editor Seema Mustafa faces 7000 cr defamation suit
Anil Ambani’s, Reliance Infrastructure Limited & Others has filed 'Suit for damages for Defamation' against Seema Mustafa Founder- Editor of 'The Citizen' before Ahmedabad City Civil Court at Gujarat and demanded damages for a sum of Rs 7000 Crore. The suit follows our coverage on the Rafale defence deal.
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We have rejected Ambani’s charges in toto and thank Senior Advocate, Colin Gonsalves and his legal team including Shreeji Bhavsar, Advocate for their amazing support.
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