New Delhi : Journalist Priya Ramani has been granted bail in a defamation case filed by former Union Minister M.J. Akbar.
Additional Chief Metrolpolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal granted bail to Ramani asking her to furnish a personal bond and surety of Rs 10,000 each.
Ramani appeared before the court in pursuance of summons issued against her in the defamation case filed by the former Minister of State for External Affairs after Ramani named him in a case of misconduct.
She was the first in a long list of women journalists to accuse the former Minister and journalist-turned-politician of sexual harassment.
The allegations against Akbar, 68, dated to his former career in journalism.
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She said he was a “talented predator” as he was a writer. Several other women since have come forward with stories about him.
Akbar has denied the allegations made against him and said they were “false and imaginary”.
The statements of seven witnesses, including that of Akbar, who is now with the Bharatiya Janata Party, have been recorded in the defamation case.