Mumbai: A defamation suit worth Rs 10,000 crore has been filed by Anil Ambani against his brother, Chief of Reliance Industries Ltd., Mukesh Ambani for his remarks made in an interview with New York Times in June. The New York Times claimed that friends and associates of the RIL chief had told the paper that the Reliance group had “a network of lobbyists and spies in New Delhi (which) collect data about the vulnerabilities of the powerful, about the minutiae of bureaucrats' schedules, about the activities of their competitors."
Mukesh said in the interview that such activities were overseen by Anil before they split, and had since been stopped within his group. “We de-merged all of that," he said.
Sources in ADAG said Anil"s petition claims the remarks were highly defamatory and baseless. An unnamed spokesperson for RIL denied any defamation suit. No immediate comments could be obtained from ADAF.