HC restrains Dilip Ghosh from making false imputations
Justice Soumen Sen on Monday restrained state BJP president Dilip Ghosh from making any statement by which any imputations are made that Abhishek Banerjee or his family members have/had any relation with K D Singh or that Abhishek Banerjee or his family members are a relative of Singh.
The injunction application came up for hearing before Justice Sen on Monday.
On March 27, Dilip Ghosh in a press conference had said that K D Singh was the "Khur Sashur" (uncle-in-law) of Abhishek Banerjee. Several television channels aired the content and on March 28, several newspapers carried the news.
Banerjee who was informed about the press conference immediately issued a cease-and-desist letter through his advocate Sanjay Basu protesting against such false statements.
He also clarified that neither he nor his family members have any relation with K D Singh. He also requested Ghosh not to make such statements and demanded unconditional written apology within 72 hours from the receipt of the letter. But despite that, Ghosh did not tender any apology and gave only an evasive reply which did not deny the statement made by him.
Banerjee then filed a defamation suit and also filed an injunction application before the High Court against Ghosh. The injunction application came up for hearing on Monday.
Sanjay Basu in a statement, strongly condemned Ghosh's statement. "I feel in political tussles, personal imputations are never desirable especially when they are absolutely false." He further said: "There was an effort to personally malign Abhishek Banerjee's reputation by spreading false imputations connecting him to K D Singh which the Hon'ble High Court has restrained."