If you have submitted your resignation letter, you can think of leaving without minding the threats that the company will issue public notices. In fact no company will do like this because it is the employee who should decide whether he should work for the company or not and nobody can force any employee to work for him. Forcing an employee to work for an employer and that also in a condition wherein the former is not paid salary in time, is just like bonded labour. Regarding filing a suit against you by the company, I would like to ask on which ground are they going to file it? Absconding is not a charge here, because you have already communicated your unwillingness to work there, you have expressed your unwillingness to your friends, through this forum (that is also an evidence) and so on and due to these the charges of absconding will not be maintainable. Moreover, in order to be declared absconding, the company should send letters to your address. If so, you should reply to the letter and in that you can narrate the whole story that you had decided to resign since you were not paid salary and since the company did not relieve you just ceased yourself from coming to office and this cannot be termed as absconding. You can send the reply by registered post and a copy of the letter shall also be marked and send to the District labour Officer with a request to interfere. If your letter has a copy marked to DLO, there ends the whole story, the company officials will not pursue it again or even will settle your dues.
For any establishment there can be a depression. During depression, the employer should take the employees in to confidence and in such scenarios the employees will help the employer in such ways as they can do. But these kinds of threatening etc are unfair. I always advise that you should fight where there is anything unfair.
Madhu.T.K 13th January 2014 From India, Kannur