I joined a company in Oct 2020 and resigned within a month because of the factors like lewd comments by the manager, work culture, etc. I agreed to serve the notice period of 3 months but they stopped responding to me and cut me out of all the meetings. 1 month into the notice period, HR asked me to leave early and pay the recovery amount. I denied leaving early and stated I will serve the complete notice period. If they want me to leave early, I will do so but will not pay any recovery amount as it's their decision.
Now, I got the email from HR, with the LWD and to pay the recovery amount. I replied to that mail that I never asked to waive off the notice period, hence not entitled to pay the recovery amount. I also attached the screenshots of their rules and policies that clearly state it's illegal.
What should I do in this case? They are forcefully imposing it on me.