“Time to tell our story”: Journalist Priya Ramani on court summons in MJ Akbar defamation case
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“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.

india Updated: Jan 29, 2019 18:38 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Priya Ramani accused MJ Akbar of sexual misconduct around 20 years ago, which was denied by him.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

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.”

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