MJ Akbar appears in court to record statement in defamation caseANI | New Delhi | Updated: 04-05-2019 11:17 IST | Created: 04-05-2019 11:17 IST
A Delhi court is recording the statement of former Union Minister MJ Akbar today in connection with a defamation case filed by him against journalist Priya Ramani after she complained of sexual misconduct. Ramani and other senior journalists will also appear before the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Samar Vishal today.
She had on April 10 pleaded not guilty before the court and claimed trial after the court framed defamation charges against her on a criminal complaint of Akbar. In the last hearing, ACMM Vishal had also granted a permanent exemption to Ramani from personal appearance in the hearings to follow.
Akbar, the former Minister of State for External Affairs, had filed a defamation case against the journalist for accusing him of sexual misconduct. The allegations levelled against him forced him to resign from the Union Cabinet on 17 October 2018. (ANI)