Yet another legal notice!

Now I have to laugh… It was intention to show solidarity to Gaurav, Rashmi and the Desi blogsphere– but looks like IIPM hates me too! By the looks of it they want me to shell out 175 crores… why? Because I ‘abetted crimes’!!!….:D

Take a look at this e-mail I just got:

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From: Legal Cell, IIPM
Date: Oct 11, 2005 09:23 PM
Subject: Notarized first notice of legal summons
To: varna.sr@gmail.com
Cc: legal@iipm.edu

First Notice of legal summons to you

Warning: This email has been judicially notarized and has been tagged to validate receipt and response

Notice: IIPM/DZI13/2005/44A

Date: 11th October 2005

Subject: False articles released by you on IIPM on blogspot.com (reference blogger.com)

I am the head of the legal and compliance counsel at The Indian Institute of Planning & Management (IIPM) New Delhi, India.

This notice is with respect to your releasing totally false articles about IIPM on the website blogspot.com (reference blogger.com) that has your clear reference and that has been released by you with proven deliberate and fraudulent intentions to harm the image of IIPM and related businesses. The articles have damaged the reputation of IIPM and to its various operational areas. The articles further have affected innumerable future operations of IIPM.

Despite our public warning to thereof known as JAM magazine and Mr. Gaurav Sabnis these articles have been published by you on <!– D([“mb”,”blogspot.com–> (reference\r\nblogger.com). Among your booked\r\noffences are accusations of events that\r\ndid not occur at the esteemed institution IIPM and organised efforts to\r\nthreaten IIPM public relations and the IIPM media relations. Further we\r\nare processing charges of abetting crime by the previous recipients of\r\nnotices Mr Gaurav Sabnis and Ms. Rashmi Bansal. We have\r\nlegally notarized and logged all the releases and are sending you this\r\nemail to you as the first notice of proposed legal, judicial and\r\ncriminal action against you that has already been approved &\r\ncleared by the Post Graduate Fellow Programme committee at IIPM.
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\r\n\r\nThe damage caused by your deliberate and fraudulent intentions\r\ncannot be calculated, the proposed filing would involve an immediate\r\ndamage claim from you of Rs.175 Crores; apart from other various losses\r\n(including, but not restricted to opportunity losses and associated expenses). Corollary claims and subsequent\r\nparallel criminal and civil actions are being notified further on.
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\r\n\r\n We\r\nare also providing your details to respective national and regional\r\npolice authorities for undertaking and implementing immediate arrest\r\nwarrants against you. We are also providing your details to various\r\ncorporations within India and abroad to inform them about the judicial,\r\nlegal and police action against you; thus ensuring that your details\r\nare well documented.
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\r\n\r\nHowever, in case you\r\nundertake the following actions immediately, and provide evidence of\r\nsuch actions being completed by October 15th 2005 that is four calendar days, we shall formally\r\nwithhold the abovementioned proceedings against you:
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\r\n\r\n 1.\r\nImmediately remove all articles related to IIPM from all domains under\r\nyour purview, including but not restricted to the domains “,1] ); //–>blogspot.com (reference blogger.com). Among your booked offences are accusations of events that did not occur at the esteemed institution IIPM and organised efforts to threaten IIPM public relations as well as the IIPM media relations. Further we are processing charges of abetting crime by the previous recipients of notices Mr Gaurav Sabnis and Ms. Rashmi Bansal. We have legally notarized and logged all the releases and are sending you this email to you as the first notice of proposed legal, judicial and criminal action against you that has already been approved & cleared by the Post Graduate Fellow Programme committee at IIPM.

The proposed filing would involve an immediate damage claim from you of Rs.175 Crores; apart from other various losses (including, but not restricted to opportunity losses and associated expenses). Corollary claims and subsequent parallel criminal and civil actions are being notified further on.

We are also providing your details to respective national and regional police authorities for undertaking and implementing immediate arrest warrants against you. We are also providing your details to various corporations within India and abroad to inform them about the judicial, legal and police action against you; thus ensuring that your details are well documented.

However, in case you undertake the following actions immediately, and provide evidence of such actions being completed by October 15th 2005 that is four calendar days, we shall formally withhold the abovementioned proceedings against you:

1. Immediately remove all articles related to IIPM from all domains under your purview, including but not restricted to the domains <!– D([“mb”,”blogspot.com–>\r\nand blogger.com.
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\r\n\r\n2. Immediately notify all your affiliate\r\npartners and other relevant websites to remove any links to any news of\r\nIIPM that they have received from you. You have to also ensure that\r\nthese websites follow instructions as you would be held responsible for\r\nany continued display of the abovementioned item in question and future\r\nunapproved references to IIPM of any kind in any type of a media\r\nvehicle.
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\r\n\r\n3. Immediately release an apology notice (after\r\ngetting the text approved from our offices) on all domains under your\r\nauthority that clearly mentions that you had mistakenly released the\r\narticle and are withdrawing the same unconditionally. The same should\r\nalso be sent to us.
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\r\n\r\n4. Refrain in the future from releasing\r\nany news item containing IIPM\’s reference without the prior explicit\r\nwritten approval of IIPM.
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\r\n\r\n Be warned, your telephone\r\nnumbers, physical addresses thereon, login details, network access\r\nmechanisms have all been documented, notarized and legally ratified\r\nthrough google and blogspot.com, thus ensuring that any arrest warrants\r\ncan be served and implemented on you within one day.
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\r\n\r\n Your\r\nformal response shall be expected by the 12 noon (Indian Standard Time)\r\nof 14th October 2005 ; failing which, we shall proceed with the parallel\r\narrest proceedings against you.
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\r\n\r\n Regards,
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\r\n\r\nA.Saxena
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\r\n\r\nPresident, Legal and Compliance Cell
\r\n\r\nThe Indian Institute of Planning & Management
\r\n\r\nLevel 0, IIPM Tower 1
\r\n\r\nB-27, Qutab Institutional Area
\r\n\r\nNew Delhi – 110016, India
\r\n\r\nPhone: +91-11-51799900; Fax: +91-11-51799911
\r\n\r\nEmail: “,1] ); //–>blogspot.com and blogger.com.

2. Immediately notify all your affiliate partners and other relevant websites to remove any links to any news of IIPM that they have received from you. You have to also ensure that these websites follow instructions as you would be held responsible for any continued display of the abovementioned item in question and future unapproved references to IIPM of any kind in any type of a media vehicle.

3. Immediately release an apology notice (after getting the text approved from our offices) on all domains under your authority that clearly mentions that you had mistakenly released the article and are withdrawing the same unconditionally. The same should also be sent to us.

4. Refrain in the future from releasing any news item containing IIPM’s reference without the prior explicit written approval of IIPM.

Be warned, your telephone numbers, physical addresses thereon, login details, network access mechanisms have all been documented, notarized and legally ratified through google and blogspot.com, thus ensuring that any arrest warrants can be served and implemented on you within one day.

Your formal response shall be expected by the 12 noon (Indian Standard Time) of 14th October 2005 ; failing which, we shall proceed with the parallel arrest proceedings against you.

Regards,

A.Saxena
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President, Legal and Compliance Cell
The Indian Institute of Planning & Management
Level 0, IIPM Tower 1
B-27, Qutab Institutional Area
New Delhi – 110016, India
Phone: +91-11-51799900; Fax: +91-11-51799911
Email: <!– D([“mb”,”legal@iipm.edu–>
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Identical ain’t it? So what now?

Varna