BJP member Kirit Somaiya approached the Bombay High Court on Wednesday with three defamation suits seeking ₹100 crores in damages from Lokshahi news channel, Ambadas Danve (leader of opposition from Shiv Sena Uddhav Thackeray faction) and YouTuber Anil Thatte..Single-judge Justice SM Modak issued notice to the respondents and asked them to file their responses within 4 weeks.The Court then posted the suit for hearing after four weeks on ad-interim reliefs. .Somaiya alleged in the suit that the Marathi news channel owned by Swaraj Marathi Broadcasting company had run an explicit video on him. Similarly, the YouTube channel 'Gaganbhedi' run by Thatte also published the same videos. He claimed that the same was defamatory and maligned his image..Somaiya had also filed a complaint with the Mumbai police cyber cell which registered an FIR.Earlier, the Mumbai Police crime branch was tasked with the job of conducting an inquiry into the video after the issue was raised in the monsoon session of the State Legislature.Somaiya further stated that Danve had referred to the video and made defamatory utterances against Somaiya at a press conference. .Taking objection to this, Somaiya decided to move the High Court with present petitions seeking specific restraining order against the channels and the concerned individuals from saying anything defamatory about him. Additionally, Somaiya also sought compensation to the tune of ₹100 crores from each respondent..Advocate Hrishikesh Mundargi appeared for Somaiya.Advocates Mayur Khandeparkar, Rupesh Geete and Shubham Kahite appeared for Danve.