Delhi court grants exemption from appearance to Jairam Ramesh in defamation case filed by NSA Ajit Doval's son Vivek

On 30 January, Vivek Doval had recorded his statement before the court, saying all the allegations levelled by The Caravan magazine and later repeated by Jairam Ramesh at a press conference were 'baseless' and 'false'

Press Trust of India April 25, 2019 13:50:05 IST
Delhi court grants exemption from appearance to Jairam Ramesh in defamation case filed by NSA Ajit Doval's son Vivek
  • Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal also granted bail to The Caravan's editor-in-chief and its reporter

  • The court granted exemption to Jairam Ramesh after the Congress leader moved an application and sought exemption from appearing before it

  • The Caravan had alleged in its article that Vivek Doval runs a hedge fund in the Cayman Islands which is an established tax haven

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday granted exemption from personal appearance to Congress leader Jairam Ramesh and directed him to appear before it on 9 May in a defamation case filed against him by NSA Ajit Doval's son Vivek.

Delhi court grants exemption from appearance to Jairam Ramesh in defamation case filed by NSA Ajit Dovals son Vivek

File image of Jairam Ramesh. AFP

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal also granted bail to The Caravan's editor-in-chief and its reporter, who appeared before the court after they were summoned as accused in the case.

The court granted exemption to Ramesh after the Congress leader moved an application and sought exemption from appearing before it on Thursday.

The Caravan had alleged in its article that Vivek Doval, "runs a hedge fund in the Cayman Islands" which is "an established tax haven".

On 30 January, Vivek had recorded his statement before the court, saying all the allegations levelled by the magazine and later repeated by Ramesh at a press conference were "baseless" and "false" and damaged his reputation in the eyes of family members and colleagues.

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