The fight between Singh brothers escalated on Friday with former chairman and managing director of Fortis Healthcare Malvinder Singh accusing brother Shivinder of assaulting him in public.
In a video, circulated on WhatsApp, Malvinder is seen having injuries on his hands, which he claimed were caused by Shivinder. "Today, December 5, 2018, a little after 6pm, Shivinder Mohan Singh assaulted me at 55 Hanuman Road. He physically hit me... injured me, broke a button, gave me a bruise, and kept threatening me and refused to budge until the team here separated him from me,” he said.
Malvinder, in an interaction with The Times of India, claimed that the episode took place after Shivinder tried to disrupt the board meeting of a group company, Prius Real Estate, which, as he claimed, lent around Rs 2,000 crore to Gurinder Singh Dhillon's firms.
However, Shivinder Singh, in a series of messages sent to of his “close friends”, termed his brother’s allegations as “all lies”. He accused Malvinder of threatening some employees and said that the video circulated by him was “a setup”.
“He scuffled me up in office yesterday when I wanted to enter a meeting where he was intimidating and threatening our employees. He tried to push me out and ruffled me and then tried to get some female employees to put a harassment case on me,” said Shivinder.
“I filed a police complaint so he went and pretended to have got a fracture (X Ray is normal by the way) … to save himself from my complaint,” he added.
He claimed that Malvinder was frustrated and that he was attempting to get sympathy through the video. “Had a cameraman in office so it was clearly a setup,” he further said.
First Published: IST