The court last month exempted Ramesh from personally appearing before it but asked him to be present today. It had earlier granted bail to the Editor-in-Chief of The Caravan and a reporter from the same magazine.
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.
In September, a five-judge Constitution bench of the apex court by a 4-1 majority upheld the validity of the Aadhaar Act. Ramesh had challenged it being introduced as a Money Bill and claimed that this was to avoid scrutiny of the same in the Rajya Sabha.
"The Modi government, since day one of assuming power in 2014, decided to change and weaken the environment protection laws in the country. The Environment Ministry has been weakened," the former Union environment minister said.
The apex court, on December 15 last year, had sought a response from the Centre on the plea of Jairam Ramesh challenging the government's decision to treat Aadhaar bill as a money bill and getting it passed in the budget session last year after rejecting amendments to it by the Rajya Sabha.