Besides Ritesh Agarwal, police have booked Rohit Srivastava, head of OYO South, heads of business development Madhvendra Kumar and Gourab De, OYO Finance Officers Prateek Agarwal, Manjeet Singh and Mrimony Chakraborty. They have been asked to appear before the investigating officer on Thursday, police said.
The OYO Hotels & Homes said in a statement that they will file a counter complaint against the Bengaluru hotel owner for "using improper legal means to sensationalise a civil dispute and get attention."
"Our lawyers are looking into the matter and will be taking strong legal action as these claims are incorrect and defamatory in nature."
Appropriate criminal proceedings will be initiated against the Bengaluru owner, the company said.
"We at all times follow the laws of the land and operate keeping in mind the best interests of our asset owners, customers and employees," it stated.
"On studying a similar matter where an FIR was wrongfully filed in September, the honourable Karnataka High Court recently stayed the adverse actions via an injunction in Bengaluru. We, therefore, have strong reasons to repose our faith in the justice system.
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