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[Live-Updates] Defamation Case By MJ Akbar Against Priya Ramani- Final Arguments By Sr.Ad. Rebecca John

Karan Tripathi
5 Sep 2020 6:43 AM GMT
[Live-Updates] Defamation Case By MJ Akbar Against Priya Ramani- Final Arguments By Sr.Ad. Rebecca John
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MJ Akbar v. Priya Ramani: Senior Adv Rebecca John begins her final arguments before ACMM at Rouse Avenure court in the defamation case filed by MJ Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani

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  • 5 Sep 2020 9:05 AM GMT

    The judge has to attend a training programme at this moment.

    The matter is adjourned till Sep 8 at 12 noon. 

  • 5 Sep 2020 9:03 AM GMT

    Hearing resumes.

  • 5 Sep 2020 8:26 AM GMT

    John now refers to the statements made by Ramani under sec 313 of CrPC

    Judge decides to break for a lunch break. Proceedings will resume at 2:30

  • 5 Sep 2020 8:22 AM GMT

    John: There are contradictions in Akbar's response to questions asked about Ramani's story

    'Earlier he had said he doesn't remember, later he denied those facts', John argues 

  • 5 Sep 2020 8:19 AM GMT

    John: Earlier Akbar had said that he doesn't remember being served a notice for contempt by the High Court and for which he had issued an apology

    'Later on he recognised it when a certified copy was shown to him', John argues

  • 5 Sep 2020 8:18 AM GMT

    John: I had every right to test Akbar's veracity while cross-examining him

  • 5 Sep 2020 8:17 AM GMT

    John argues that Akbar only talked about one aspect of his political life

    'That's why I cross-examined him about the earlier part of his political life which he chose not to speak about', she argues 

  • 5 Sep 2020 8:17 AM GMT

    John argues that while Ramani is not denying writing the Vogue article, it is important to highlight that only first 4 paras related to Akbar. The other paras were about male bosses in general

  • 5 Sep 2020 8:17 AM GMT

    John informs the court that Akbar had admitted that Pallavi Gogoi was his subordinate at the workplace

  • 5 Sep 2020 8:11 AM GMT

    John reads out part of Akbar's statement wherein he had stated that Pallavi Gogoi used to have dinners with his family and never showed a horrified face of a victim of a sexual offence

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