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Patkar to face defamation charges

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A today framed defamation charges against (NBA) activist in a case lodged against her by (KVIC) V K Saxena.

Metropolitan framed the notice on charges in a complaint lodged by Saxena against Patkar for allegedly defaming him on a TV channel in 2006.

Prima facie case is made out against the accused for the offences, the said.

The court framed the notice against the activist under sections 499/500 (defamation) of the IPC and fixed the matter for recording of Saxena's evidence on August 28.

Patkar and Saxena have been embroiled in a legal battle since 2000 after she filed a suit against him for publishing advertisements against her and the (NBA). Saxena was then the of an Ahmedabad-based NGO,

Saxena, in turn, had filed two cases against her for making derogatory remarks against him on a TV channel and issuing a defamatory press statement against him.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 15:20 IST