January 31, 2019:
On Wednesday, NSA Ajit Doval’s son Vivek Doval completed recording statement in his defamation petition against ‘The Caravan’ magazine.
The magazine has been sued for alleged defamatory article. Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh too has been sued for using that content.
Vivek told Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal that all the allegations levelled by the magazine and later repeated by Ramesh at a press conference were baseless and false and damaged his reputation in the eyes of family members and professional colleagues.
The Court has posted the matter for Feb 11 when the statement of other witnesses will be recorded.
Doval in his complaint had said that the magazine and Ramesh had attempted to “deliberately maligne and defame” him to “settle scores with his father”.