Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 1:
Former Odisha Police DG Sanjeev Marik today filed a criminal defamation suit against former Police IG Anadi Sahu in Bhubaneswar Sub-divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) Court.
Marik filed the case for Rs 50 lakh under IPC section – 500, 501 and 502 on grounds that Sahu’s allegations linking him to gangster Dhalasamanta brothers have damaged his reputation.
Section 500 of IPC deals with punishment for defamation. It states that whoever defames another shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.
Section 501 of IPC deals with printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory. It states that whoever prints or engraves any matter, knowing or having good reason to believe that such matter is defamatory of any person, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.
Section 502 of IPC deals with sale of printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter. It states that whoever sells or offers for sale any printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter, knowing that it contains such matter, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.
Notably, former Cuttack MP and Ex- IG Sahu on February 20 had alleged that Marik has close links with the gangster brothers.
Later on February 23, he further alleged Marik to have pocketed seven crores from arrested brothers. He had also said that Marik’s now transferred stenographer Rabindra Sethi used to take care of his illegal transactions and invest them in various places.
Marik, on the other hand, had demanded evidence of his claim and had threatened to drag the matter to the court as we reported here.