Delhi High Court has issued summons in a suit filed by BharatPe against its former Managing Director Ashneer Grover

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NEW DELHI:  Delhi High Court has issued summons in a suit filed by BharatPe, a leading fintech company and digital payment application, against its former Managing Director Ashneer Grover, his wife Madhuri Jain Grover and other individuals.

The defendants in the suit are Grover, his wife, his brother-in-law and father-in-law.

The bench head by Justice Navin Chawla issued summons to the defendant party and also granted them two weeks time to file their response to BharatPe’s application seeking interim relief.

During the hearing, Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for BharatPe, pointed out various tweets made by Grover after his resignation earlier this year. Rohatgi said that Grover be restrained from running a “vicious campaign” against the fintech company.

Rohatgi said that while being the former Managing Director, Grover brought in his entire family.

“To fleece the company, they (defendants) create fictitious vendors from Panipat who were paid 50-60 crores and nothing was purchased. The vendors don’t exist,” Rohatgi submitted, adding that there was a “massive hiring of employees.”

Rohatgi also alleged that the “defalcations” done by Grover and other defendants “have been admitted”.

As Rohatgi was taking the court through various tweets made against BharatPe, Justice Chawla orally remarked “These are all frustrations.”

Rohatgi further said that Grover had neither challenged his resignation nor the removal of his wife or brother in law from the company.

“He was with us. He is a part of us. He has gone away now. His wife has gone away. He doesn’t challenge the resignation, or removal of his wife or brother in law,” Rohatgi said.

He added: “I also want his assets to be disclosed.”

The matter will now be heard in January 2023.

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