K M Mani Issues Legal Notice to Biju Ramesh

Published: 13th November 2014 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th November 2014 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Finance Minister K M Mani has initiated legal action against Biju Ramesh, the bar owner who had made allegations of  paying Rs one crore as bribe for reportedly facilitating a favourable settlement in the  licence renewal issue of 418 bars lying closed.

In a legal notice issued through senior lawyer S Sreekumar, the Finance Minister demanded an unconditional apology after withdrawing the baseless allegations made against him and sought damages of `10 crore for making defamatory charges.

The Finance Minister  has also demanded that Biju Ramesh should withdraw his allegations and tender the apology in front of media persons, after convening a news conference within a week.

The notice warns that unless the allegations are withdrawn as demanded, Biju stands to face both civil and criminal proceedings as per law.

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