Delhi HC points discover to Ashneer Grover on BharatPe’s plea | Firms Information
New Delhi: The Delhi Excessive Court docket on Thursday issued discover and summons to BharatPe’s former managing director Ashneer Grover and his kins in a plea filed by BharatPe — a web-based cash transaction platform — searching for orders to restrain them from making defamatory statements towards the corporate, and different reliefs.
BharatPe has filed an interim reduction software searching for disclosure of belongings of Grover and his relations, and an interim injunction restraining them from making defamatory/derogatory statements in regards to the fintech firm, its administrators, workers and/or publicising the identical.
The applying additionally seeks route to defendants to delete/take away inside a interval of 5 days all statements, tweets, social media posts, books, re-tweets, hashtags, movies, press conferences, interviews, feedback, and so forth., made towards the corporate and orders granting liberty to BharatPe to method all social media platforms, media organisations, publications, web sites, blogs, and so forth., to hunt deletion/removing of all such materials.
Single-judge Justice Navin Chawla gave Grover and his spouse Madhuri Jain and others, two-week time to file replies.
BharatPe approached the Excessive Court docket months after Grover and his spouse had been expelled from the corporate over allegations of misappropriation of funds.
In its go well with, BharatPe has claimed damages price Rs 88.67 crore from Grover, his spouse, and his brother underneath numerous heads together with a declare for cost made towards the invoices of non-existent distributors, a declare for penalty paid to GST authorities, funds made to distributors purportedly offering recruitment companies, funds made to a furnishings firm; funds for private expenditures and damages for lack of status to the corporate attributable to tweets and different statements made by them.
Claiming BharatPe’s investigations unlawful, Grover had additionally initiated arbitration earlier than the Singapore Worldwide Arbitration Centre (SIAC) solely to lose the dispute and was sacked from the corporate days later.
BharatPe’s counsel Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi confirmed the courtroom tweets posted by Grover and his relations following his dismissal.
Counsel for Grover claimed that the go well with was not served on his shopper.
Justice Chawla has listed the matter for January 2023.