The notice which was sent on December 31, 2018, seeks an apology from builder Sameer Bhojwanii and Rs 200 crore in damages for defaming them in public within 10 days.
The entire case dates back to a few months and is in relation to a plot of land in Pali Hills where Saira Banu wants to make a museum dedicated to the thespian.
According to Saira Banu, the said property belongs to them which Sameer Bhojwani claims as his. In January 2018, Dilip Kumar and Saira bahu had lodged a police complaint, accusing Sameer of forging title documents of their land which they had bought way back in 1953 for Rs 1,50,000.
The defamation notice sent by advocate Jitendra Shah states that Sameer Bhojwani had recently put out an advertisement in a well-known newspaper claiming the property as his and had suppressed information about the FIR and charge sheet filed against him by Mumbai Police. Sameer is said to be currently on bail.
Following the release of the builder, Samir Bhojwani, from jail, Saira Banu had appealed to the prime minister to intervene in the case. Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the issue of their house.
“The said press note was published with a criminal intention to grab / encroach the legitimate rights of my clients by creating a perception in the general public at large that you are the owner / landlord of the said property and you are free to deal with the same. My clients have also come to know that you are trying for the sale of the property or a lien by representing yourself as the owner of the said property.” states the notice to builder Sameer Bhojwani.
In January 2018, the Economic Offences Wing of the Mumbai Police had registered a case against builder Samir Bhojwani for trying to occupy the bungalow. It is alleged that Bhojwani forged documents to grab the property.