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Aligarh Muslim University has served a legal notice to the Hindi daily Dainik Jagran for publishing a false and fabricated news item “Charchaon Mein AMU Ke Teen Adhikariyon Ka Nilamban”. The Legal Advisor and Standing Counsel, Aligarh Muslim University, Mr. B.S. Kamthania, said that the newspaper printed a false and fabricated news item that has no basis and amounts to damage the public image and reputation of three responsible officers of AMU who are holding key positions. In the notice, Mr. Kamthania said the news of suspension of three officers alleged to have been issued by the MHRD was totally baseless and issued with ill intentions as the University has not received any such order.
The notice claims that the illegal, irresponsible and unlawful acts on the part of the newspaper are creating hurdles to the University officials as it published the said news item by misrepresenting the true and correct facts and misusing the rights and privileges given to it by the law of the land.
Mr. Kamthania said the newspaper has committed an offence of defamation and is liable to be prosecuted under Section 500 of Indian Penal Code. The Standing Counsel of AMU has asked the newspaper to clarify its position and publish an apology within a week or civil and criminals proceedings will be initiated against it and the University will also claim damage for the said illegal and malaise act against it before the competent court of law at its cost and risk.