Published On : Wed, Aug 18th, 2021
National News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

SC stays defamation case against India Today editor

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a notice and stayed the Delhi high court’s order refusing to quash a criminal defamation complaint against India Today editor Aroon Purie in connection with an article published in 2007.

After hearing a petition filed by Purie challenging the high court’s order, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court, led by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana, and comprising Justices Surya Kant and Aniruddha Bose, issued notice to the NCT Delhi and stayed the HC order.

The Delhi high court had, in its order in April 2021, refused to quash the criminal defamation complaint against Purie in connection with an article published in 2007.

Purie then moved the Supreme Court to seek quashing of the case.