MJ Akbar-Priya Ramani criminal defamation case to be heard on 18 October; MEA junior minister set to record statement
The hearing in the private criminal defamation case filed by Union minister MJ Akbar on Monday against journalist Priya Ramani has not been listed for Tuesday, as reported earlier. The case will be heard by the Patiala House court in Delhi on 18 October at 2 pm
SC did right by not upholding defamation charges against media: Press can't be harassed to have scams buried
Defamation is a criminal offence punishable with two years' imprisonment and fine, but given that the press has to reproduce allegations or information as it's being received, it cannot at all times be able to verify all the information it publishes.
SC stayed the 6 May circular of Kejriwal government on initiating defamation proceedings against media for publishing or broadcasting news that damage the reputation of the Chief Minister, the council of ministers and the government, reports said.