Kolkata: Trinamool Congress leader Mukul
Roy on Monday sent a legal notice to CPI-M leader and West Bengal
minister Gautam Deb for accusing him and party chief Mamata
Banerjee of using black money in the election corpus and
threatened to file a defamation suit if he did not apologise.
"We have sent a legal notice to West Bengal Housing
minister Gautam Deb seeking to know why he has made such
comments without knowing the original facts," Roy`s lawyers
Bipul Kundalia and Rajdeep Majumdar said here.
The notice says that if Deb does not reply and does
not apologise publicly for the derogatory comments, we will
file a civil defamation as well as criminal defamation, the
The notice was sent to Deb by speed post during the
day, Majumdar said.
Deb had allegedly commented on the source of funds of
the Trinamool Congress at a meet the press programme here and
that black money was being used.
He had also alleged that only Banerjee, the Trinamool
Congress supremo and Roy, the party general secretary, knew
about the source of funds.