Bengaluru (13.09.2022): Janata Dal (S) MLA and former Minister S R Mahesh has filed a defamation case against Rohini Sindhuri (IAS: 2009: KN), who earlier served as Deputy Commissioner of Mysuru. Taking cognizance of the petition, the court asked Sindhuri to reply by October 20, 2022.
A legal notice had been served on Sindhuri for alleged defamatory statements against Mahesh. Sindhuri had, in an audio conversation as well as reports in the media, tried to “belittle and defame” Mahesh while seeking an unconditional apology in leading newspapers as well as pay compensation of ₹1 crore. The IAS officer had replied to the legal notice and described the audio conversation as private.