Jairam Ramesh apologises to Ajit Doval’s son Vivek in 2019 defamation case

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Updated: Dec 19, 2020 2:07 PM

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said that he gave the statement against Vivek Doval and made several allegations in heat of the moment as it was the time of elections.

Jairam Ramesh seeks apology from Vivek Doval in a criminal defamation case. (Pic: NSUI)

Defamation case: Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has sought an apology from Vivek Doval, son of NSA Ajit Doval, in a criminal defamation case. Last year, Vivek Doval had filed a defamation case against Jairam Ramesh and The Caravan magazine for their alleged defamatory statement and article against him. Today, Doval informed that Jairam Ramesh had given an apology, and he has accepted it. He, however, said that the criminal defamation case against The Caravan will continue.

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said that he gave the statement against Vivek Doval and made several allegations in heat of the moment as it was the time of elections. “I must verify it,” he was quoted as saying by ANI.

In January 2019, Vivek Doval filed a criminal defamation case at a Delhi court against news magazine The Caravan for allegedly publishing a defamatory news article. He also filed a defamation case against Jairam Ramesh for holding a press conference and repeating the same defematory allegations levelled in the news article. Vivek Doval claimed that the magazine was deliberately maligning and defaming him to settle scores with his father, NSA Ajit Doval.

On January 30, Vivek Doval had recorded his statement before the court and said that all the charges levelled by the magazine and later repeated by Congress leader Jairam Ramesh at a press conference were “baseless” and “false” and damaged his reputation in the eyes of family members and professional colleagues.

(With agency inputs)

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