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MJ Akbar defamation: Delhi Court hears case against journalist Priya Ramani

File photo: MJ Akbar. Photograph:( DNA )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 25, 2019, 07.32 AM (IST)

A Delhi court on Monday began hearing the defamation case filed by former Union Minister MJ Akbar over allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him. 

Journalist Priya Ramani, the first woman to accuse Akbar of sexual harassment during the #MeToo movement, appeared before the Patiala House Court today.

Ramani was summoned as an accused in the case filed by Akbar against her on January 29. 

On January 11, three more witnesses in the case recorded their statements in the court. In total, seven people (including Akbar) have recorded their statements in the criminal defamation complaint, news agency ANI reported. 

 Akbar resigned as the Minister of State for External Affairs in October 2018 after Ramani and other women accused him of sexual harassment.

(With inputs from ANI)