Delhi HC quashes summons against Smriti Irani in defamation case

Justice R K Gauba passed two separate verdicts on the two leaders plea. 

Published: 19th December 2018 01:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th December 2018 01:08 PM   |  A+A-

Smriti Irani

Union Minister Smriti Irani (File | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court Wednesday quashed the summons issued against Union minister Smriti Irani in a defamation complaint filed against her by Congress Leader Sanjay Nirupam.

The court, however, dismissed a similar plea by Nirupam's seeking to set aside the summons issued against him in a cross-defamation complaint filed by Irani. The court said the case against Nirupam will continue.

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Justice R K Gauba passed two separate verdicts on the two leaders plea. In her plea, Irani had sought quashing of the summons issued to her by a trial court on June 6, 2014.

She had also sought quashing of the complaint filed by Nirupam.

Nirupam had challenged a magisterial court's March 11, 2013 order summoning him in Irani's defamation complaint against him. He had also sought quashing of the January 1, 2013 complaint filed by Irani.

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