New Delhi: Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena on Monday sent a legal notice to AAP leaders over “false and defamatory” allegations against them for their alleged involvement in a Rs 1,400-crore “scam” during his tenure as KVIC president.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Atishi, Durgesh Pathak, Saurabh Bhardwaj, Sanjay Singh and Jasmine Shah, among others, have been issued notices, asking them to issue a press release, in which all members of the party and from Instructions have been given to all the persons involved. To prevent and prevent the spread and dissemination of false, defamatory, malicious and baseless statements, directly or indirectly”.
The legal notice also asked AAP leaders to comply with the demands within 48 hours of its receipt.
Pathak had last week alleged in the Assembly that Saxena, as the chairman of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), had pressured his employees in 2016 to exchange Rs 1,400 crore of old notes.
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