On Monday, the Bombay High Court asked Nawab Malik to reply to a defamation case slapped against him by Dnandev Wankhede, the father of Sameer Wankhede.
Mumbai: NCB official Sameer Wankhede’s father Dnyandev Wankhede has now filed a complaint against Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik under certain sections of the SC/ST Act. Among several other allegations, Malik had also claimed that Sameer Wankhede was born a Muslim but ‘forged’ documents including a caste certificate to get recruited under a quota following UPSC exams.
In his police complaint against Nawab Malik, Wankhede’s father said that the allegations made by the Maharashtra minister, against his son Sameer Wankhede are false.
“I further say that the said accused Nawab Malik also in one interview with newspaper Sakal made a false and derogatory statement against myself and my family members regarding our caste. Not only that, on several occasions, while doing interaction with the print media as well as the electronic media, the said accused Nawab Malik has made derogatory statements and allegations against me and my family regarding our caste. That I have the footage/videos of said press/news events as well as concerning news articles. That I will produce the same as and when required by you while conducting the investigation of the present matter,” the complaint made by Wankhede’s father against Nawab Malik read.
Wankhede demands Rs 1.25 crore compensation from Malik
The complaint urged the police to register FIR against Malik under Section 3 of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities), Act 1989 and under sections 503, 508, 499 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and under sections 66E of the Information Technology Act, 2000.
Meanwhile, on Monday, the Bombay High Court asked Nawab Malik to file a reply to a defamation suit filed by Dnyandev Wankhede. In his defamation suit, Wankhede urged the court to restrain Malik from writing, publishing and speaking to the media, any defamatory material against the Wankhede family. He also demanded Rs 1.25 crore from Malik for “irreparable loss, damage, harm, prejudice to the name, character, reputation and societal image” of his family.