Former Bharatpe chief Ashneer Grover has written to the company’s board demanding action against CEO Suhail Sameer following his offensive remarks on social media and called for the resignation of chairman Rajnish Kumar.
In response to a comment from Ashneer’s sister, Aashima, on a social media post by former Bharatpe employee Karan Sarki, Sameer said, “Sister, your brother stole all the money. There is very little left to pay the wages”.
Sarki in this position had raised the issue of dismissal of former employees and non-payment of wages.
Grover in the letter dated April 8, a copy of which is being reviewed by PTI, said Sameer’s language in response to the aforementioned social media post is not only defamatory but “also blatantly a public lie and the admission of the company into bankruptcy by no less than its own CEO and board member”.
“According to precedent and the self-proclaimed high standards of this council, the CEO should immediately be given a show cause notice for his despicable public behavior and immediately furloughed to deal with the damage done to the company’s brand. Sameer had apologized for his remarks after being criticized by several people on social media.
“Furthermore, the president should immediately resign. The current incident clearly highlights that Rajnish Kumar tolerates the death threat that Bhavik Koladiya threatened me from his own home and all the planned media leaks leading to my resignation in self-respect, encouraged the current leadership to act like hooligans,” says Grover.
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