Tata group accuses ousted chairman Cyrus Mistry of malice


NEW DELHI/MUMBAI Tata Sons accused its former chairman, Cyrus Mistry, of making "unsubstantiated claims and malicious allegations" against the Indian conglomerate as the gloves came off in a bitter and highly public row over his sacking earlier this week. | Video

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