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.
At previous hearings, Senior Advocate Rebecca John, arguing for Priya Ramani, asserted that MJ Akbar was shying away from the incident of the hotel room as narrated by Ramani in her Vogue article and testimony.
Read an account of the previous hearing here:
Real-time updates from the hearing today feature on this page.