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Delhi court to hear MJ Akbar's defamation case against Priya Ramani on Jan 22

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

A on Friday fixed January 22 as the next date of hearing in the criminal complaint filed by former Union MJ against

Three more witnesses in the case recorded their statements today in Delhi's Statements of all the witness concluded. Arguments on summoning will be held in the next date of hearing.

is the first woman who accused MJ of sexual harassment in

In total, seven people (including complainant MJ Akbar) have recorded their statements in this criminal complaint. In the next hearing, the counsels for are expected to do an argument on the point of summoning

All the witnesses who concluded their statements in favour of MJ Akbar said that MJ Akbar's impeccable reputation built over so many years was tarnished in their eyes and grave damage to his reputation was caused by tweets and publications. All these witnesses are associated with Akbar for many years.

Akbar resigned as the of State for External Affairs in October last year after Priya Ramani and other women accused him of sexual harassment.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 15:50 IST