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MJ Akbar files case against journalist who accused him of sexual harassment

Oct 15, 2018 22:49 IST
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Union minister MJ Akbar has filed a criminal defamation case against the journalist who had accused him of sexual harassment, according to news agency ANI. The junior foreign minister, who has rejected the allegations as “false and fabricated”, filed the complaint in a Delhi court on Monday soon after he returned to work. Over half-a-dozen women journalists have accused Akbar of harassment when he was an editor. The junior foreign minister broke his silence on the allegations on Sunday, within hours of reaching the country from Africa and linked the campaign against him in context of the #MeToo movement to politics, more specifically the general elections next year.