District & Sessions Judge, Sujata Kohli, to dictate orders on whether the defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani should be heard by the court that exclusively deals in cases related to lawmakers @mjakbar

Seeking appropriate steps in the matter, a magistrate court had on October 13 transferred the case to a District and Sessions Judge of Rouse Avenue District Court.
#Breaking: MJ Akbar's defamation case against Priya Ramani to continue before the Special MP/MLA Court.

District & Sessions Judge, Rouse Avenue lists matter before the Special MP/MLA Court on November 2.


#MJAkbar #PriyaRamani #MeToo
[BREAKING] MJ Akbar's defamation case against Priya Ramani not to be transferred, to continue before Special MP/MLA Court

#MJAkbar #PriyaRamani #MeToo #Metooindia

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