Friday, December 22, 2017

Aviation firm CEO says sacked staffers defamed him

Two sacked employees of Delta Aviation allegedly defamed their former employer and its CEO and head of training (examiner) Capt Dimitrios Sipsas on social media networks.
Dimitrios, 65, a resident of Residency Road, who is from Greece, filed a complaint against Suresh Karelamadathund and Karayil Madathilsayeesathiyan, who had been sacked from his aviation and airline training firm in July, seeking legal action against them.
Ashokanagar police filed a case against the duo based on the complaint filed on Monday. "We registered a case under section 66D (punishment for cheating by personation by using computer resource) of Information Technology Act 2008. We'll call the accused for questioning," a police officer said.

Dimitrios said Suresh and Karayil were employees of the training wing of his firm on Richmond Road. The duo had been sacked in June due to some issues. From December 1, they started posting comments to defame his firm and him on social media, including Facebook. They continued such posts till December 18 and that's when he filed a case against them. Police sources said the duo had been sacked just four months after they joined service without adequate reason.
According to a preliminary probe, the accused did not post anything which could harm the reputation of the firm or Dimitrios. The complainant furnished emails sent to him by the accused but they too contained no threat .
 "The accused told Domitiros, in their email communication, that they would write about him on social media if he failed to make a settlement for removal from the job without a proper reason. But, we did not find any words threatening him and hence we registered a case only under the IT Act," a police officer said. He added that police know the whereabouts of the accused and the complainant left for Greece, informing police he'd return in February 2018. "We'll summon both the accused and the complainant to understand what exactly happened between them once the complainant returns to Bengaluru," a police officer said.
22/12/17 Santhosh Kumar/Times of India