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[MJ Akbar Vs Priya Ramani Defamation Case] Final Arguments By Sr.Ad Rebecca John [LIVE-UPDATES]

Karan Tripathi
8 Sep 2020 6:53 AM GMT
[MJ Akbar Vs Priya Ramani Defamation Case] Final Arguments By Sr.Ad Rebecca John [LIVE-UPDATES]
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  • 8 Sep 2020 10:31 AM GMT

    Court decides to adjourn the matter till Sep 14, 12 pm.

    'I'm grateful to the court for such a patient hearing', John submits

  • 8 Sep 2020 10:29 AM GMT

    John: Gogoi had made allegations of rape, and Akbar had refuted those allegations by stating that he was in a consensual relationship with a woman who was subordinate to him at a workplace and also 20 years younger

    'this was also a direct attack on his reputation', John argues

  • 8 Sep 2020 10:29 AM GMT

    John: Akbar made two admissions during his cross-examination

    'One of those is regarding his relationship with Pallavi Gogoi', John points out

  • 8 Sep 2020 10:26 AM GMT

    John: The Firstpost article, which is exhibited and proved by the complainant himself, has 18 women making scathing disclosures against Akbar

    'There's a tacit admission that this article carried painful disclosures of multiple women. Not really evidence of stellar reputation'

  • 8 Sep 2020 10:25 AM GMT

    Citing the Firstpost article, John argues that if the complainant himself has proved this document, the said document can be read in its entirety. And when read in its entirety, it shows disclosures of 18 women against Akbar 

  • 8 Sep 2020 10:25 AM GMT

    John refers to Firstpost article against Akbar

    'Ramani's tweet is embedded there, she has admitted to that', John argues

  • 8 Sep 2020 10:20 AM GMT

    John: If this court refers to Wahab's statement, it will completely bring down Akbar's argument on his stellar reputation 

  • 8 Sep 2020 10:20 AM GMT

    John: Unlike Nilofar, Ghazala doesn't corroborate Ramani's statement, but her story directly contests Akbar's claim to stellar reputation  

  • 8 Sep 2020 10:20 AM GMT

    John: Unlike Nilofar, Ghazala doesn't corroborate Ramani's statement, but her story directly contests Akbar's claim to stellar reputation  

  • 8 Sep 2020 10:20 AM GMT

    John: I have contested that all of this is false.  

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