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Telangana: Revanth Reddy slapped with defamation notice

Hyderabad: Congress leader A Revanth Reddy landed himself in fresh trouble yet again. Rajendra Prasad Pakala of Events Now Private Limited (ENPL) has slapped a legal notice on Revanth Reddy on Saturday for making baseless defamatory statements against him and damaging his reputation in public.

Revanth Reddy has been asked to tender an unconditional apology through media failing which appropriate legal proceedings – both civil and criminal – would be initiated against him.

The former TDP leader has been targeting Rajendra Prasad Pakala in an alleged attempt to politically attack his brother-in-law and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao.

He alleged that Rajendra Prasad used influence of the Minister to organise events like ‘Sunburn’ and ‘Sensation’ in Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills, Madhapur, Gachibowli, Hi-tech City and Boulder Hills areas where he was promoting sale and consumption of drugs.

He also alleged that the latter was involved in operation of a pub which was functioning even during odd hours without any check by the police. Further, he accused Rajendra Prasad of receiving huge sums from government and affiliated agencies for organising the said events.

In his legal notice, Rajendra Prasad said that though he ignored such statements by Revanth Reddy initially, the latter was repeatedly making such comments in the media and causing severe damage to his reputation.

He alleged that Revanth was making false and defamatory allegations with an oblique motive for political mileage. He rubbished any association with events like ‘Sunburn’ and ‘Sensation’ in any manner and denied ownership or financial stakes in any pubs in Hyderabad.

He made it clear that he was a bonafide businessman and was not connected to any political activity.

“Our client is not an event organiser nor was part of organising any of the events as alleged by you and as such receiving of any monetary consideration from the government does not arise at all,” Rajendra Prasad’s advocate B Venkateshwar Rao stated in the legal notice.

Pointing out that such defamatory statements with criminal intention amounts to offence of defamation under sections 499 and 500 of Indian Penal Code, the advocate on behalf of Rajendra Prasad demanded for an unconditional apology or face legal consequences.

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