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.”
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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