Claims damages worth Rs. 2,000 crore

IT major Infosys served three leading newspapers with defamation notices on Monday.

In the notices served — copies of which have been accessed by The Hindu — collectively to the media organisations and journalists, Infosys claimed damages of Rs. 2,000 crore for “loss and reputation and goodwill due to circulation of defamatory articles.”

The three newspapers — The Economic Times, The Times of India and The Financial Express — have been given 24 hours to remove such articles from their websites and other media, and issue an unconditional apology. In response to The Hindu’s queries, an Infosys spokesperson said: “The notice speaks for itself and we will act on it.”

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