Rs 1 Crore Defamation filed against Palampur Businessman Nishant Sharma
Shimla, Dec 14
The Palampur businessman Nishant Sharma, recently in the limelight for alleging ‘threat to life’ statements, has been slapped with a defamation claim notice amounting to Rs 1 crore from the Saket Court in Delhi. This legal action stems from a petition filed by Delhi businessman Sachin Sridhar, who accuses Nishant Sharma of making false and damaging allegations against him, including the misuse of influence.
Noteworthy that businessman Nishant Sharma had named Shridhar in a complaint given to police department wherein had alleged ‘threat to life’. In the matter the High Court of Himachal Pradesh had taken suo moto action on a email received through Sharma. Later Kangra Police had also lodged a FIR in the matter and investigation is still pending. The Palampur resident Sharma has also alleged the HP Police DGP had also threatened him in the matter.
However now in a latest development Sachin Sridhar’s legal representative, Niyati Patwardhan, in a media statement said, ” A person named Nishant Sharma has publicly levied baseless accusations against Sachin Sridhar. These unfounded and defamatory statements have inflicted harm on my client’s reputation. It is crucial to clarify that Sachin Sridhar has never engaged with or communicated with Nishant Sharma. In response to these misleading assertions, a notice has been issued by the Additional District Judge (ADJ) Court at Saket, seeking compensation of Rs 1 crore.”
This development follows a similar defamation case filed by Himachal Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) Sanjay Kundu against Nishant Sharma, adding to the legal challenges faced by the Palampur businessman.
Nishant Sharma, identified as a businessman operating in the hospitality sector in Himachal Pradesh and associated with Keshav Dutt Shridhar, finds himself entangled in a web of legal disputes. The nature of these controversies, including the recent defamation case, has drawn attention from both media and legal circles.
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