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Delhi court summons journalist Priya Ramani to appear on 25 February in defamation case filed by MJ Akbar

  • MJ Akbar, who resigned as Union minister on 17 October, 2018, filed a private criminal defamation complaint against Ramani

  • Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal issued the direction on MJ Akbar's plea

  • Priya Ramani accused Akbar of sexual misconduct around 20 years ago, which was denied by him

New Delhi: A Delhi court Tuesday summoned scribe Priya Ramani to appear on  25 February in a defamation case filed by former Union minister M J Akbar after she levelled allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

 Delhi court summons journalist Priya Ramani to appear on 25 February in defamation case filed by MJ Akbar

File image of former Union minister MJ Akbar. AFP

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal issued the direction on Akbar's plea.

Akbar, who resigned as Union minister on 17 October, 2018, filed a private criminal defamation complaint against Ramani after his name cropped up on social media as the #MeToo campaign raged on in India.

Ramani accused Akbar of sexual misconduct around 20 years ago, which was denied by him.

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Updated Date: Jan 29, 2019 15:41:37 IST