The Court of the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Rouse Avenue is hearing former Union Minister MJ Akbar's criminal defamation case against journalist, Priya Ramani for her allegations of sexual harassment against Akbar.
Recently-appointed Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Ravindra Kumar Pandey is hearing the matter. Since a new judge has taken over, parties are making final submissions afresh.
The previous hearing saw Senior Advocate Rebecca John continuing her submissions on Ramani's behalf.
Quoting extensively from Ramani's statements before the Court, the Senior Lawyer sought to dispute Akbar's claims of having a stellar reputation that had been tarnished by Ramani's allegation.
Live updates from the hearing today feature here.