CHANDIGARH: Minerva Punjab have filed a Criminal Defamation suite against the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Disciplinary Committee Chairman Usha Nath Banerjee and other AIFF officials in the court of Gitanjali Goel HMIC Chandigarh which is pending for 20th July 2018. In addition to the earlier confirmed Civil Defamation Suit filed on 30th May, 2018 claiming damages for defamation to the tune of Rs. 1 Crore in the court of Sh. Akashdeep Mahajan (CJM) Chandigarh.
Henna Singh Director of Minerva Punjab FC said, “We have not taken the grave accusations levelled against club owner and director Ranjit Bajaj lightly. The language used by the Disciplinary Committee Chairman Usha Nath Bannerjee and others in the order passed against Ranjit Bajaj dated 30.05.2018 is sensational and defamatory, without any real merit or proof. I am sure that any Judge will be able to recognize the motive to malign us, we have faith in the judicial system and are confident that in the end the truth will triumph.”