Delhi Court Defers The Pronouncement Of Judgment On Akbar’s Criminal Defamation Case Against Priya Ramani To Feb 17

first_imgTop StoriesDelhi Court Defers The Pronouncement Of Judgment On Akbar’s Criminal Defamation Case Against Priya Ramani To Feb 17 Shreya Agarwal10 Feb 2021 2:16 AMShare This – xThe judgment on MJ Akbar’s criminal defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani has been deferred to February 17 by a Delhi Court.The Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of Rouse Avenue Courts, Ravindra Kumar Pandey today deferred passing his verdict in the defamation case of former MP MJ Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani to Feb 17, stating that the written submissions were…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe judgment on MJ Akbar’s criminal defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani has been deferred to February 17 by a Delhi Court.The Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of Rouse Avenue Courts, Ravindra Kumar Pandey today deferred passing his verdict in the defamation case of former MP MJ Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani to Feb 17, stating that the written submissions were submitted late to the court.The court had on Feb 1, 2021 reserved judgment in the case after hearing rebuttal arguments of counsel of the complainant, Mr. Akbar as well as accused, Ms. Ramani.Senior Advocate Geeta Luthra represented Mr. MJ Akbar whereas Ms. Priya Ramani was represented by Senior Advocate Rebecca John.  The criminal defamation case was filed by MJ Akbar in October 2018, after he had to step down as a Union Minister of State for External Affairs in the wake of sexual harassment allegations made by him by many women journalists during the ‘#MeToo’ social media movement.Ramani had made a tweet during the ‘#MeToo’ movement revealing that the person referred to as a sexual harasser in an earlier article written by her in 2017 in ‘The Vogue’ was Akbar.Akabar’s legal team, led by Senior Advocate Geeta Luthra, argued that the article affected his “stellar reputation reputation built brick by brick over 30 years”. Luthra argued that Ramani’s allegations were unbelievable as she kept quiet for over 30 years without availing any legal remedies. For Ramani, Senior Advocate Rebecca John pleaded the defence of truth and public interest. She argued that Ramani’s statements came under the first exception to Section 499 of the Indian Penal Code which deals with imputation of truth which public good requires to be published. John highlighted that Akbar has chosen to prosecute only Ramani, although several other women have come forward with graver allegations against him, including rape. Ramani also examined witnesses like jouralist Ghazala Wahab(who has also alleged Akbar of sexual harassment) to establish that he enjoyed no reputation.The arguments were earlier completed before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja. However, following his transfer to Karkardooma Court in November 2020, the final arguments started again before ACMM Ravindra Kumar Pandey. The recording of evidence of the witnesses was done before ACMM Pahuja.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Syracuse small forward target Tyus Battle to make official visit in late May

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 5, 2015 at 12:50 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @ChrisLibonati Five-star Syracuse target Tyus Battle will make his official visit to SU on May 22-May 24, according to Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv. He is ranked No. 10 in the Class of 2016 in Scout.com’s rankings.The small forward will also take an official visit to Michigan this month and has visited Duke and Louisville, according to Zagoria. SU head coach Jim Boeheim and assistant coach Mike Hopkins have also visited Battle, The Post-Standard reported.“I’d like to see him get this over with by June,” Gary Battle, the recruit’s father, told The Post-Standard. “Tyus is undecided on that.”Battle can still take one more official visit and will choose between Kentucky, Connecticut or Ohio State for that visit, according to The Post-Standard.The Orange has already received a verbal commitment from Matthew Moyer, a power forward in the Class of 2016. He is ranked No. 61 overall in the class and No. 11 at his position, according to Scout.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more