BJP leader Mohit Kamboj filed a second criminal defamation complaint against Maharashtra cabinet minister Nawab Malik on Monday.

His earlier criminal defamation complaint was based on two press conferences on October 9 and October 11. His fresh criminal defamation complaint is based on Nawab Malik’s press conference on November 7.

Kamboj’s lawyer Faiz Merchant pointed out that when Malik had appeared before the court on October 29, he had, after being granted bail, made more defamatory statements right outside the court premises.

Merchant stressed that Malik “has been in the habit of defaming Kamboj” and several legal notices have been sent to the minister but he “remains undeterred despite this court taking cognizance of the offence.”


Kamboj also said that all the allegations levelled by Malik were “false and hold no water”.

The second complaint also highlights that Kamboj had changed his name to Mohit Bharatiya in 2019, however, Malik “continues his malicious onslaught against” him. Kamboj also stated that Malik “failed to even provide an iota of evidence to substantiate his claims merely corroborates the fact that his malicious narrative is merely to defame him and lower his image in the eyes of society at large.”

With this, Kamboj asked the court to issue an order of process under Section 190 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 for offences under Section 499 punishable under Section 500 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 against Malik so that he can be dealt with under the law.

The Mazgaon Magistrate court reserved the case for order on December 13.


India today

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