Journalists get bail in defamation case
A Delhi court on Thursday granted bail to the Caravan magazine editor-inchief, Paresh Nath, and reporter Kaushal Shroff in a defamation case. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval’s son, Vivek Doval, has filed the case.
The court scheduled the hearing on Congress leader Jairam Ramesh’s bail in the case on May 9 after he moved an exemption application.
On the next date of hearing, the court will also deal with the matter regarding framing of notice wherein all three accused will be informed about the offence alleged against them. They will be asked if they plead guilty or want a trial.
“All the accused shall remain present personally for the purpose of framing of notice on the next date of hearing,” said additional chief metropolitan magistrate Samar Vishal.
Vivek Doval, an overseas citizen of India and a UK national, had moved the court against Ramesh and the Caravan regarding an article published in the magazine on January 16 about purported hedge funds Vivek Doval controlled and its activities following the November 2016 demonetisation.