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HC exempts scribe from personal appearance in defamation case by BJP spokesperson

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has exempted a from personally appearing before a trial court in a criminal case filed against her by a spokesperson.

The journalist's had yesterday told the media that the high court apart from exempting her from personal appearance had also stayed the proceedings in the trial court.

However, the order made available to media today, indicated that Justice had not stayed the proceedings initiated by spokesperson for the scribe's tweets regarding his appointment to the post.

The journalist, Swati Chaturvedi, was on May 17 summoned by the trial court as an accused in the case and was asked to appear before it on July 12.

In her plea filed through Pranav Sachdeva, Chaturvedi had challenged the summons as well as sought quashing of the criminal proceedings initiated against her by Bagga.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 20:25 IST