New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday submitted before a Delhi court a written statement in a defamation case filed against him and the Caravan magazine by National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval’s son Vivek Doval.
Vivek Doval had filed a criminal defamation case against Ramesh and Editor-in-Chief Paresh Nath and reporter Kaushal Shroff from the Caravan magazine for damaging his reputation.
On Tuesday, Ramesh submitted a written statement under 313 of the CrPC (examination of accused) to Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja.
The court then posted the matter to April 9 for recording defence evidence.
The Caravan article had allegedly claimed that Vivek Doval ran a hedge fund whose promoters were of dubious antecedents.
Vivek had earlier told the court, “The article creates inference that Vivek Doval and family are involved in illegal activities such as money laundering, round tripping of capital, violating financial regulation and connections to foreign royal families.”
The court had granted bail to the accused Congress leader in May last year.