I have worked for an IT company in India for around 6 months and then i resigned through email. I informed the company through email to process my resignation and let me know how they would like to settle the issue. For around 2 months they never replied to my emails and said that they will ask their legal lawyer to settle. Now, after 2 months, they have sent me a notice from a law firm saying that I need to pay certain amount(running to 2Lakhs) as notice period payout and other things. I have informed the management already that I am ready to serve the notice period of 30 days by working but they are not agreeing to it. They are saying that I need to pay only and cannot serve the notice period as it is more than 2 months i left the organization whereas all these 2 months they were not replying to my emails.
Now the notice that they have sent me is a photocopy one with 2 pages and signature is different on both these pages, the signature are also photo copied and not original, threre is no stamp of the law firm and it is computer generated letter head wherein they are asking me to pay money within 7 days otherwise they will proceed with civil and criminal procedings.
Does such a notice will stand anywhere is Indian court? What should I write to them as I do not want to have any verbal discussions and want to put everything on email.