“Time to tell our story”: Journalist Priya Ramani on court summons in MJ Akbar defamation case
MJ 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 in the #MeToo campaign.Updated: Jan 29, 2019 18:38 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
A Delhi court today summoned journalist Priya Ramani to appear on February 25 in a defamation case filed against her by former Union minister M J Akbar on her allegations of sexual misconduct against him.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal issued the direction on Akbar’s plea, reported PTI news agency.
In response, Ramani tweeted: “Time to tell our side of the story.”
Time to tell our side of the story :) https://t.co/q5H9jTZ4UJ— Priya Ramani (@priyaramani) January 29, 2019
Akbar, who resigned as minister of state for external affairs on October 17 last year, filed a private criminal defamation complaint against Ramani after his name cropped up on social media as the #MeToo campaign raged on in India.
Ramani had accused Akbar of sexual misconduct around 20 years ago, but he had denied the allegations.
First Published: Jan 29, 2019 15:59 IST