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TV journalist moves HC for quashing of summons in criminal defamation complaint

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

moved the on Thursday, challenging the summons issued to him in a criminal complaint filed by an for allegedly making defamatory remarks on a channel.

The sought quashing of the February 28, 2018 order of a magistrate, summoning him as an accused in the complaint, in which had claimed that he was deliberately and wilfully defamed by and others on a TV channel.

The alleged remarks were made during the broadcast of a programme relating to the violence that took place at the Patiala House court, following the 2016 (JNU) incident where anti-slogans were allegedly raised.

The scribe's plea has been listed for hearing on Friday before Justice R K Gauba.

In his complaint, the had submitted that during the programme on February 19, 2016, had levelled baseless and humiliating allegations against him.

He had said the defamatory allegations were levelled against him with the motive to tarnish his reputation and to wreak vengeance against him with a view to destroy his career.

The had said the imputations against the were prima facie against his reputation and there was sufficient material to summon the scribe and others for the alleged offence of

The offence of defamation under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) entails a maximum of two-year imprisonment or fine or both.

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First Published: Thu, February 07 2019. 19:35 IST