Defamation suit against Nawab Malik: Bombay HC to deliver interim plea verdict on Nov 22text_fields
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday said it would pass an order on November 22 in a defamation suit filed by Narcotics Control Bureau's zonal director Sameer Wankhede's father against Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik.
Justice Madhav Jamdar said he will pass an order on November 22 in Wankhede's plea for ad-interim reliefs, to restrain Malik from posting any further defamatory statements against the Wankhedes till disposal of the Rs. 1.25 crore defamation suit.
In a series of exposes in the past over six weeks, Malik has accused Sameer Wankhede of allegedly submitting a fake caste certificate to get a UPSC job in the IRS cadre under a reserved category.
Even as the Wankhedes denied the allegations, Malik revealed the purported school leaving certificates which shows the name of Sameer Dawood Wankhede and his religion as Muslim.
However, his wife Kranti Redkar-Wankhede countered the same by posting a set of purported SLCs with "corrections" that were made, but after a gap of three years.
Wankhede's lawyer Arshad Shaikh has submitted 28 documents on record to the court including the caste certificate of 1974, passport and SLCs to show that his father's name was 'Dnyandev' and he belongs to the Mahar community.
Malik has challenged the NCB officer's claims and demanded a probe by the Maharashtra and Mumbai Police, besides the caste verification authority to unravel the truth.