BJP's Tajinder Bagga sends legal-notice to JNU student Shehla Rashid
Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, who recently came under fire owing to sexual harassment allegations against him, has sent a legal notice to JNU student leader Shehla Rashid for posting defamatory tweets pertaining to the alleged sexual harassment case. The development comes just days after Bagga uploaded a video on social media defending himself against the allegations. Here are the details.
Details about the legal notice
The legal notice sent to Rashid has asked the student leader to delete all defamatory tweets pertaining to the alleged sexual harassment case against Bagga, and provide a written apology. Interestingly, the notice also asks Rashid to pay a token Re. 1 as compensation. It says that since Rashid is a student studying on taxpayers' money, it would be inappropriate to ask for a higher amount.
READ: The legal notice sent to Rashid
Bagga's dispute with Rashid
Bagga's tussle with Rashid began on October 25, when the latter took to Twitter to insist that Bagga had sexually harassed one Dr. Jwala Gurunath. However, in the alleged sexual harassment case lodged by Dr. Gurunath, which dates back to 2015, Bagga had been given a clean hit by a Karnataka Court. Despite being aware of this fact, Rashid had made defamatory comments.
Rashid points fingers at Tajinder Bagga
Rashid insists that Bagga had harassed Dr. Gurunath
Earlier, Bagga had uploaded a video to defend himself
Following Rashid's tweets, Bagga went on the offensive, and uploaded a lengthy video sharing screenshots and audio excerpts from his conversations with his original accuser, Dr. Jwala Gurunath. In the video, Bagga claimed to have proof that he was innocent, and said that despite the court clearing his name, he was being dragged into the controversy again because of political motives.