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HC stays criminal defamation proceedings against journalist

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today stayed the criminal defamation proceedings initiated by spokesperson against a

According to the counsel for Swati Chaturvedi, Justice granted the interim relief to the scribe, who has sought quashing of the criminal proceedings against her by Bagga.

Pranav Sachdeva, appearing for Chaturvedi, said the court has stayed the trial court proceedings.

Chaturvedi was summoned by the trial court as accused in the matter on May 17 and was asked to appear before it on July 12.

Bagga had filed a defamation complaint against Chaturvedi for her tweet on his appointment as a spokesperson.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 23:15 IST