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Akbar defamation case against Priya Ramani sent back to same judge

October 23, 2020 1:21 am

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja had said on October 13: “There has been directions from the Supreme Court… This case has to be placed before the District and Sessions Judge for further directions. This court will deal with cases against MP/MLAs.”

Akbar vs Ramani: Judge warns lack of jurisdiction can vitiate trial

October 15, 2020 7:27 am

The case, after two years of hearing, was in its last stages when Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja — of the Special MP/MLA court at Rouse Avenue District Court — Tuesday said that he can no longer hear the matter.

Priya Ramani deserves acquittal as she showed truth, public good of her statements, court told

September 20, 2020 2:09 am

John told the court that Ramani is a credible witness and has only been attacked that there was a delay in reporting, but she “hasn't reported or initiated a case – she is defending her case”.

MJ Akbar’s ‘stellar’ reputation key to his defamation case, I said it’s false: Ramani

September 09, 2020 1:02 am

Ramani’s lawyer Rebecca John made the submissions while addressing her final arguments before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja. Her arguments could not be concluded, and the matter was deferred to September 14.

A vacuum in law 25 years ago: Ramani on delay in #MeToo allegations against MJ Akbar

September 08, 2020 7:44 pm

"When the incident took place in 1993 there was a gap in the law...whom could have I complained to? Legally I could not have evoked sexual harassment act because it was not in place," Ramani said.

Defamation case by M J Akbar: Truth and public good my defence, Ramani tells court

September 06, 2020 2:41 am

"...Whether or not it is for public good is a question of fact.... Priya Ramani's alleged defamatory tweets linked with her 'Vogue' article...was her truth," Ramani's lawyer Rebecca John said.

For some, reputation may be more valuable than their life: Akbar’s lawyer to court

March 01, 2020 3:12 am

Luthra, who was arguing before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja, submitted, “Educated people like journalists have to act responsibly.

M J Akbar's defamation case: ‘Moment you call someone media’s worst predator then it is per se defamatory’

February 29, 2020 7:26 am

Journalist Priya Ramani had levelled allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment against Akbar, who subsequently resigned as MoS for External Affairs and filed a defamation case.

Defamation case: Wrong to suggest I have mala fide motive against Akbar, says Ramani

November 22, 2019 3:10 am

Ramani told the court that her tweets accusing Akbar were not "defamatory and malicious". She told the court that she reactivated her Twitter account for a day to check the records and deactivated it again.

Details of Akbar’s harassment bizarre, inappropriate: Ramani’s friend to court

October 26, 2019 7:12 am

Ramani’s cross-examination was also supposed to take place on Friday. , Akbar’s counsel Geeta Luthra requested for another date, as she wanted to cross-examine Ramani after Venkatraman’s cross-examination.


MJ Akbar and the #MeToo campaign: A timeline

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

Junior minister MJ Akbar has filed a case of criminal defamation against Priya Ramani, the first woman to have publicly accused him of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour. Here's a timeline the case so far.

Six women journalists accuse union minister MJ Akbar of sexual harassment

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

At least 6 women journalists, who have previously worked with MJ Akbar, the Minister of State for External Affairs, accused him of sexual harassment during his time as a journalist and editor.