New Delhi, Jan 29 (PTI) A Delhi court Tuesday summoned scribe Priya Ramani to appear on February 25 in a defamation case filed by former Union minister M J Akbar after she levelled allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Also Read - AAP MLA Somnath Bharti Sentenced to Two Years in Jail For Assaulting Security Staff at AIIMS

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal issued the direction on Akbar’s plea. Also Read - Monsoon Session Day 2: Lok Sabha Passes Essential Commodities Bill to Raise Farmer Income, Boost Agri Sector | Highlights

Akbar, who resigned as Union minister on October 17 last year, filed a private criminal defamation complaint against Ramani after his name cropped up on social media as the #MeToo campaign raged on in India. Also Read - 'Jammu And Kashmir to Reopen For Tourism Soon', Says J&K Administration

Ramani accused Akbar of sexual misconduct around 20 years ago, which was denied by him.

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