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 - Breaking News Highlights | DGCA Starts Enquiry Against IndiGo After Specially-Abled Boy Denied Boarding

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal issued the direction on Akbar’s plea. Also Read - Bulli Bai Case: VIT Bhopal Suspends Accused Neeraj Bishnoi; Delhi Court Sends to 7-Day Police Custody

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 - Highlights | India vs Japan Asian Champions Trophy Semi-Final: JAP Beat IND 5-3, Set Final Showdown With South Korea

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

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