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Advocate BY R.P.A.D. 02.06.2011 To 1.

Mr, Prabhu Chawla, Editorial Director, The New Indian Express, Express Publications (Madurai) Ltd., Express Press, Express Gardens, 29, II Main Road, Ambattur Industrial Estate, Chennai-600 058. 2,Mr, V, Sudharsan, Executive Editor, The New Indian Express, Express Publications (Madurai) Ltd" Express Press, Express Gardens, 29, II Main Road, Ambattur Industrial Estate, Chennai-600 058. 3, R.K. Jhunjhunwala, Printer and publisher, The New Indian Express, Express Publications (Madurai) Ltd., Express Press, Express Gardens, 29, II Main Road, Ambattur Industrial Estate, Chennai-600 058, 4. Thiru S. Gurumurthy, The New Indian Express, Express Publlcatlonst Madura i)_Ltd" Express 'Press, Express Gardens, Ambattur Industrial Chennai-600 058.

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-:2 :Sir(s),Under instructions from my client, Mr. Dayanidhi Maran, Union Minister of Textiles, Govt. of India, residing at No.3, First Avenue, Boat Club Road, R.A.Puram, Chennai-600 028 I issue the following notice to you. My client takes a strong and serious exception to the Article published in "The New Indian Express" dated 02.06.2011 under the heading "Minister Steals a telephone exchange, loots BSNL." in which false, scandalous and

baseless allegations has been made against my client with a sale malafide intention to defame my client. The said article has been written by Mr. S.

Gurumurthy who is a prominent person in the vested interest lobby which is acting against my client. The summary established of the allegations in the article with 323 is that my client his

a BSNL Telephone

exchange

home lines at

residence and the same was connected by secret cable from my clients residence to Sun TV network and the same was used by Sun TV for its telecasting operations. The article further alleged that such service was also All the above connected to Office of the "Dinakaran" the Tamil News Paper. allegations and the other allegations in the article

are specifically denied as

false, motivated, baseless, scandalous, defamatory and derogatory.

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- . 3 .My client states that a srmuar type of article appeared in the News Paper "Dinamani" during 2009 and on my request the BSNL clarified the terms stating that only one BSNL above issue in clear and categorical

telephone connection was provided when my client was Union Minister of Communications Parliament at and Information at Technology No.3, and Hon'ble Member of

his residence

First Avenue,

Boat Club Road,

R.A.Puram, Chennai-28.

The BSNL further clarified that from the date of

installation to till March 2009 out of eligible 4,50,000 eligible meter call units for three years my client has used only 1,73,698 metered call units and my client has not exceeded his eligible metered call units. The billing information along with metered unit calls is sent monthly to Liason Officer, Parliament -

LOP and there were no outstanding dues payable by my client. The copy of the letter dated 04.05.2009 written by V.Meenalochini, General Manager, The above letter clearly

(OP), Chennai .Telephones, BSNL is enclosed.

proves that the allegations made against my client are false and baseless. My client issued a legal notice dt. 25.04.2009 to "Dinamani" and other news papers who had published and carried the false and defamatory news item. Further, the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Selvi J. Jayalalitha

had then leveled the very same false allegations against my client at a public meeting in Pulla Reddy Avenue, Aminjikarai on 10.05.2009 and therefore my client was constrained to initiate criminal defamation against the Hon'ble Chief Minister before the Hon'ble Chief MetropoJitanMagistrate, Chennai in

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-: 4 :C.C. No. 1055 of 2009. Against which Selvi Jayalalitha filed a Criminal

Original Petition before the Madras High Court in CrI.O.P.No. 12074 of 2009 and the same is pending. While so, in a matter which is subjudice before without

the Courts of Law without verifying the veracity and reality and

waiting for the outcome of the legal battle, publishing the same article is nothing but not only interfering with the administration of justice but also with sole intention to mar the reputation and goodwill of my client.

Attributing false, frivolous and motivated allegations with regard to a subject matter which is already pending before the Courts of Law for adjudication is nothing but abuse of process of law intended to gain cheap publicity for ulterior gains. My client empathetically denies all the allegations leveled against him best of his abilities You have

in the article, as a Minister my client performed to the

by placing India in the forefront of Telecommunication system.


made these false allegations

in the article with a sale purpose of defaming

my client knowing fully well that the allegations are false and the same will bring down the reputation of my client without proper verification of facts and without ascertaining the real facts from my client. My client states that it is the duty of a responsible newspaper being the fourth estate of the Nation to verify the genuineness and correctness of the news article before publication. The writer of the article Thiru S.

Gurumurthy who is an active participant of the vested interest lobby whi

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-:5 :is acting against my client and his political party has made these false and scurrilous allegations only out of vendetta. The Editor, Printer, Publisher

and writer are equally and jointly liable for the defamatory publication which had lowered down to my client's reputation in public esteem and there were variOUSenquiries in this regard. In view of the above my client call upon all of you to tender an unconditional immediately apology and publish the same with same prominence and pay a sum of Rs. Ten crores towards damages failing

which my client wilt be constrained to initiate appropriate legal proceedings against all of you holding you liable for all the costs and consequences thereof.

(J. RAVINDRAN) Enel: As above

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R.espected Sir, A kind reference is invited to your letter dated 4th May 2009 and the following is submitted for your kind information.
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Only one BSNL Telephone Connection was provided when you were a Hon'ble Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology, and Hon'ble Member of Parliament at your residence No.3, Lst Avenue, Boat Club Road, RA Puram, Chennai - 600 0028. Only one Telephone connection allotted was 2437 1500 - ISDN PRA - and no other BSNL Telephone Connection is provided at the above premises till date. Unit calls made in the provided connection (2437 1500) as reported to Liason Officer Parliament - LOP is enclosed; (from the date of installation till March 2009, 1,73,698 units have been used). Out of MP's 4,50,000 eligible metered call units for 3 years you have used only 1,73,698 metered call units which shows that you have not exceeded your eligible Metered call units. As Member of Parliament, YOl1rare eligible for 1.50,000 metered unit calls per annum pooled together for up to three telephone connections provided to MPs. All me billing information along with the metered unit calls is sent every month to Liason Officer Parliament - LOP for certification and settlement; There are No Outstanding With regards, Yours sincerely, dues as on date.

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DETAILS OF UNIT CALLS MADE ON 24371500 SINCE INSTALLATION

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2006
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CALL UNITS 3288 7292


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DECEMBER

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2006
2007

JANUARY FEBRUARY

2007

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2007
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5577 7484

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MARCH 2007 APRIL20 0


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MAY 2007

8238 ----~-7786

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JUNE 2007 ,JULY 2007 AUGUST 2007 2007 2007 2007 2008

6247
7990 4912 4841

2007
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'SEPTEMBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER JANUARY FEBRUARY APRIL 2008 MAY-200B JUNE 2008 JULY 2008

2008

OCTOBER 2007

7431 6608 1961 8483 5514

76745

2008

MARCH 2008
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7751 10153 12042 3364 2846

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2008
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AUGUS:r 2008 l-fiEPTEMBER 2008 OC'TOBER 2008 -NOVEMBER 200B DECEMBER FEBRUARY 2008 JANUARY 2009

2009

3255 3840
5610

7i61
7156 1959 8175

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MARCH 2009

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