Will MJ Akbar's defamation suit against Priya Ramani be transferred to another Judge after two years? [LIVE UPDATES]

After hearing the case since its inception in October 2018, yesterday, the Special Court had opined that the case may be transferred since it has been designated a Special Court to try offences agains ...
Will MJ Akbar's defamation suit against Priya Ramani be transferred to another Judge after two years? [LIVE UPDATES]
Priya Ramani (L) and MJ Akbar (R)

Will MJ Akbar's defamation suit against Priya Ramani be transferred to another Judge after two years of hearing?

The Court of District and Sessions Judge, Rouse Avenue is expected to take a call on the issue today.

Priya Ramani (L) and MJ Akbar (R)
[MJ Abkar v. Priya Ramani] Case not filed against MP/MLA; Needs to be transferred: Delhi Court

Akbar had filed the criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani for levelling sexual harassment allegations against Akbar.

The hearings in the case were in their final leg, when the Supreme Court recently issued directions for the expeditious disposal of cases pending against sitting and former legislators.

On September 19, Senior Advocate Rebecca John concluded her submissions on behalf of Ramani.

Priya Ramani (L) and MJ Akbar (R)
I deserve to be acquitted: Senior Advocate Rebecca John concludes submissions for Priya Ramani in MJ Akbar defamation case

On Tuesday, the Delhi Court was due to hear Senior Advocate Geetha Luthra's rebuttal on behalf of Akbar. However, the Court yesterday remarked that the case may have to be transferred now since it is a Special Court designated to hear cases against MPs/MLAs.

Live updates of the hearing today feature on this page.

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