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HC reserves order on summoning Ramani in defamation case filed by M J Akbar

Ramani accused Akbar of sexual misconduct around 20 years ago, which was denied by him

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar addresses a press conference in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Photo: PTIAkbar
File photo: M J Akbar | Photo: PTI

A Delhi court on Tuesday reserved for January 29 its order on whether to summon journalist as an accused in a defamation case filed by former union minister after she levelled allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal reserved the order after listening to arguments from Akbar's lawyer, who said a prima facie case was made out against Ramani.

Akbar, who resigned as Union minister on October 17 last year, filed a private criminal defamation complaint against Ramani after his name cropped up on social media when he was in Nigeria as the #MeToo campaign raged on in India.

Ramani accused Akbar of sexual misconduct around 20 years ago, which was denied by him.

First Published: Tue, January 22 2019. 12:40 IST
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