MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar defamation case: Priya Ramani pleads innocence as court frames charges against her

Ramani, who appeared before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal, however, pleaded not guilty and claimed trial.

published on : 10th April 2019

Journalist Priya Ramani gets bail in MJ Akbar defamation case 

Journalist Priya Ramani was granted bail by a city court on Monday in a defamation case filed against her by former Union minister M J Akbar after she accused him of sexual misconduct.

published on : 26th February 2019

MJ Akbar harassment row: Summoned by Delhi court, Priya Ramani says time to tell her story

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal’s court, which recorded statements of seven witnesses, including Akbar’s, summonedRamani.

published on : 30th January 2019

MJ Akbar defamation case: Time to tell our side of the story, says journalist Priya Ramani after court summons

Ramani, who accused Akbar of sexual misconduct 20 years ago when he was a journalist, took to Twitter to react after the court summoned her for February 25.

published on : 30th January 2019

MJ Akbar defamation case: Court reserves order on summoning scribe Priya Ramani as accused

Akbar, who resigned as Union minister on October 17 last year, filed a private criminal defamation complaint against Ramani after his name cropped up on social media during #MeToo campaign.

published on : 22nd January 2019

Controversy over MEA booklet featuring MJ Akbar at Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas

However, sources in the ministry said Akbar is not at all associated with the event and that the booklet was published in May last year, months before he quit as minister.

published on : 21st January 2019

Defamation case: Three more witnesses record statements in support of MJ Akbar

Former union minister MJ Akbar filed a private criminal defamation complaint in court against Priya Ramani after his name cropped up in connection with the #MeToo Movement.

published on : 12th January 2019

Court records statements of three witnesses in defamation complaint by MJ Akbar against scribe Priya Ramani

The three witnesses -- Tapan Chaki, Manjar Ali and Rachna Grover -- who were associated with Akbar earlier deposed before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal.

published on : 11th January 2019

MJ Akbar case: Court records statements of two witnesses

During the height of the #MeToo campaign, Ramani accused Akbar of sexual misconduct around 20 years ago, a charge which was denied by him.

published on : 7th December 2018

#MeToo: MJ Akbar's reputation destroyed due to Priya Ramani's allegation, former colleague tells Delhi court

Joyeeta Basu, the editor of Sunday Guardian, who appeared as a witness, told the court that Ramani posted all her tweets "intentionally with a purpose to harm" Akbar's "reputation and goodwill".

published on : 12th November 2018
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