Delhi HC issues notice to Ashneer Grover on BharatPe’s plea

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notice and summons to former BharatPe managing director Ashneer Grover and his relatives on a plea filed by BharatPe – an online money transaction platform – seeking an order to restrain them from making defamatory statements against the company. demanded. , and other reliefs.

BharatPe files an interim relief application seeking interim injunction restraining Grover and his family members from disclosing assets and restraining them from making and/or publicizing defamatory/slanderous statements about the fintech company, its directors, employees Have done

The application also seeks a direction to the respondents to remove/delete all statements, tweets, social media posts, books, re-tweets, hashtags, videos, press conferences, interviews, comments etc made against the company within a period of five days. and ordered BharatPe to be at liberty to approach all social media platforms, media organizations, publications, websites, blogs, etc., to demand removal/removal of all such content.

Single Judge Justice Navin Chawla granted two weeks time to Grover and his wife Madhuri Jain and others to file their reply.

Months after Grover and his wife were ousted from the company over allegations of misappropriation of funds, BharatPe approached the High Court.

In its suit, BharatPe has claimed damages of Rs 88.67 crore from Grover, his wife and his brother, including claims for payments made against invoices of non-existent vendors, fines paid to GST officials, Payments made are included. payments made to a furnishing company, for vendors allegedly providing recruitment services; Payment for personal expenses and damages for loss of reputation to the company due to tweets and other statements made by him.

Terming BharatPe’s probe as illegal, Grover had initiated arbitration before the Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC) only to lose the dispute and was sacked from the company a few days later.

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, counsel for BharatPe, showed the court tweets posted by Grover and his family members after their dismissal.

Grover’s counsel claimed that the suit was not served on his client.

Justice Chawla listed the matter for January 2023.

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