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Court grants exemption to Rahul Gandhi from appearance in ‘Modi surname’ Defamation Case

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The Court posted the matter for further hearing on Oct 10. The Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate B H Kapadia last week had issued summons to Gandhi after finding that there was prima facie a case of criminal defamation against him under Section 500 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). When the case came up […]

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Delhi HC exempts Kejriwal from personal appearance in defamation

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The Delhi High Court today exempted Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from personal appearance before a trial court on December 11 in a criminal defamation complaint filed by Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra. A bench of Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal also issued notice to Delhi Police and Chandra seeking their response on the chief minister’s plea […]

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Gujarat HC reserves order on The Wire plea against lower court gag

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The Gujarat High Court today reserved its order on a petition filed by online news portal ‘The Wire’ challenging a gag order passed by a lower court in a civil defamation case filed by BJP chief Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah. Jay Shah submitted his affidavit before the high court judge Paresh Upadhyay today. In […]

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Ex-TV anchor, AAP leader wants Jaitley to testify in Hindi

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Aam Aadmi Party leader and former TV anchor Ashutosh today moved a city court seeking re-examination of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in vernacular Hindi in a defamation case filed by the BJP leader against him, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and others in the DDCA row. The former journalist, who has himself been putting forth AAP’s […]

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Madras HC restrains police from arresting Dhinakaran in defamation case

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The Madras High Court today restrained the police from arresting AIADMK rebel leader TTV Dhinakaran in connection with a defamation case filed against him by a party MP, who is supporting Chief Minister K Palaniswami. In an interim order, Justice S S Sundar of Madurai bench also barred the police from arresting actor and AIADMK […]

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Defamation case: Court slaps Rs 10K fine on Medha Patkar, warns her

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A Delhi court today imposed Rs 10,000 as costs on NBA activist Medha Patkar for her repeated failure to appear before it in defamation cases filed by her and KVIC Chairman V K Saxena against each other. Metropolitan Magistrate Vikrant Vaid granted one last opportunity to the activist while warning that he will dismiss her […]

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Court takes cognisance of defamation case against ex-Delhi Min

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A Delhi court today took cognisance of a criminal defamation complaint filed by Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain against sacked minister Kapil Mishra for allegedly defaming him by levelling graft charges against him. Metropolitan Magistrate Shefali Barnala Tandon listed the matter for July 14 for recording pre-summoning evidence in support of complaint of Jain, who […]

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Sushil Modi records statement in defamation case

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Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today recorded his statement in a Patna court in connection with the defamation case he had filed against two RJD spokespersons for levelling “baseless” and “false” charges against him. Sushil Modi had filed the defamation case on May 2 against Manoj Jha and Chittranjan Gagan, both RJD spokespersons, for […]

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Heated exchanges between Jaitley and Jethmalani in Delhi HC

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Heated exchanges were witnessed between Union Minister Arun Jaitley and senior advocate Ram Jethmalani in the Delhi High Court today during the former’s cross-examination in a defamation case against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The recording of Jaitley’s statement in a civil defamation suit of Rs 10 crore filed by him against Kejriwal and other AAP […]

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Court takes cognisance of defamation case against Cong leader

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A Delhi court has taken cognisance of a criminal defamation case against Gujarat Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil by a state-run company over his statement alleging scam in the procurement of LED bulbs for government use. Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Sarvaria took note of the complaint filed by Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director of Energy Efficiency Services Ltd […]

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Delhi HC exempts Akshay Kumar from appearance in defamation case

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The Delhi High Court today exempted actor Akshay Kumar from personal appearance before a trial court in a defamation case filed by Bata footwear company which had objected to a dialogue in his film ‘Jolly LLB 2’. “Till the next date of hearing the petitioner (Kumar) is exempted from personal appearance before trial court,” Justice […]

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Vyapam: Chouhan deposes before court in defamation case

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today deposed before a court in connection with a defamation suit filed by the state government on his behalf against a Congress leader for “maligning” him and his wife in relation to the multi-crore Vyapam scam. The suit was filed against state Congress chief spokesman K K Mishra […]

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Delhi CM, 5 others put on trial in Jaitley defamation case

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders were today put on trial in a criminal defamation case filed by Union Minister Arun Jaitley in the DDCA controversy, amid chaotic scenes in a court room here. Advocates from both the sides indulged in a heated argument over non-appearance of Jaitley after Chief Metropolitan […]

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Defamation case: Kejriwal moves HC seeking Jaitley’s financial records

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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today moved the Delhi High Court seeking details of bank accounts, tax returns and other financial records of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who has filed a defamation suit against him. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo in his application contended that he is seeking such financial records of Jaitley and his […]

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DDCA case: Kejriwal asked to appear before court on March 21

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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was today directed to appear on March 21 before a Delhi court which granted him exemption from personal appearance for the day in a criminal defamation complaint filed by DDCA and Chetan Chauhan. Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra allowed Kejriwal’s plea for exemption for the day as he is in Bengaluru for […]

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DDCA row: Delhi HC imposes costs on Kejriwal, Azad

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The Delhi High Court has slapped a costs of Rs 10,000 and Rs 30,000 on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and cricketer-turned-MP Kirti Azad respectively for delayed response to the defamation suit filed by DDCA seeking Rs two-and-half crore each as damages from them. The high court said that their written statements to the suit […]

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Defamation case: HC to hear Kejriwal’s plea on Feb 16

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Delhi High Court today decided to hear Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s plea seeking quashing of a defamation complaint filed against him by former Union Minister Kapil Sibal’s lawyer son Amit Sibal in February. Kejriwal’s counsel referred to the November 17 order of the Supreme Court, which had remanded the matter back to the Delhi High […]

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Court calls Kirti Azad as accused in defamation case

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Suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad was today summoned as accused by a Delhi court in a criminal defamation complaint filed by an advocate who alleged that derogatory language was used against him by the ex-cricketer in an e-mail to the BCCI ombudsman and others. The advocate claimed that Azad had sent an e-mail to several […]

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Kejriwal permanently exempted from appearance in defamation

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Delhi High Court today granted permanent exemption to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from appearing in person before a trial court here in a criminal defamation case filed by Amit Sibal, lawyer son of former union minster Kapil Sibal. Justice Mukta Gupta, however, said that if the proceedings in the matter are delayed due to Kejriwal’s […]

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Defamation case: Kejriwal fails to get relief from SC

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today failed to get relief from the Supreme Court which dismissed his plea for a stay on proceedings in a criminal defamation case filed by Union Minister Arun Jaitley against him. His counsel Ram Jethmalani tried to give a political colour to the matter by saying the case is a […]

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SC dismisses Kejriwal’s plea against Jaitley defamation case

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The Supreme Court today dismissed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s plea seeking stay on trial court proceedings in a criminal defamation case filed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. A bench of Justices P C Ghose and U U Lalit, while dismissing the plea, said that under the Evidence Act, a judgement given in a civil […]

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Rahul Gandhi gets bail in RSS defamation case

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was today granted bail by a court in Bhiwandi near here in a defamation case over his alleged comment against the RSS on Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination. Rahul, who reached the Bhiwandi magistrate court in neighbouring Thane district around 10.30 AM amid tight security along with his supporters, appeared before Judge […]

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Uma Bharti gets bail in defamation case filed by Digvijaya

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A court here today granted bail to Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti in a defamation case filed against her by Congress leader Digvijaya Singh. Judicial Magistrate Ajay Singh Thakur granted her bail on a security of Rs 10,000 in the 13-year-old case. Bharti, wearing saffron robes, first appeared in the court of Chief Judicial […]

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Defamation case: Arrest warrant issued against Uma Bharti

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A non-bailable arrest warrant was issued against Union Minister Uma Bharti by a local court today for not appearing before it in connection with a 13-year-old defamation case filed against her by Congress leader Digvijaya Singh. Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Bhubhaskar Yadav said senior police officers should execute the arrest warrant, while dismissing the Union […]

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