New Delhi: Louise Khurshid, wife of Law Minister Salman Khurshid, on Saturday filed a civil defamation suit in the Delhi High Court against a television group for airing a programme alleging financial irregularities in an NGO run by the couple.

Sources said that damages of Rs 100 crore have been claimed in the lawsuit filed by Louise against the TV Today group for broadcasting the "defamatory" programme on its channels --Headlines Today and Aaj Tak recently. The case is likely to be listed next week.    

A sting operation by the television channel has alleged that financial irregularities were committed in the Zakir Husain Memorial Trust by the couple during 2009-2010 in Uttar Pradesh for the benefit of physically challenged people in the state.

The Khurshids have strongly denied the charges.  Louise said allegations were "devoid of any merit, and is false, malicious and baseless."


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