Najib, Rosmah to file application to strike out Deepak’s RM676 million suit

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – Former Malaysian prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife are seeking to strike out the RM676 million suit filed by carpet businessman JR Deepak Jaikishan against them for tort of conspiracy and interference in a property deal that allegedly caused his company huge losses.

Lawyer David Mathews, representing Najib and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, said the application to strike out the suit would be filed at the high Court before January 7.

He told reporters this after proceeding of the case, which was were in chambers before High Court Judge Datuk Azimah Omar.

Mathews said his clients filed their defence against Deepak’s suit yesterday and the judge set January 14 for case management.

Meanwhile, Deepak’s lawyer, ​​​​​​​ Irzan Iswat Mohd Nor, told reporters that two other defendants named in the suit – Boustead Holdings Bhd and its subsidiary, Bakti Wira Development Sdn Bhd – had filed their applications to strike out the suit.