New Delhi, November 4, 2019:

A Delhi court has issued summons to the Editor-in-Chief of Zee News, Sudhir Chaudhary in a defamation case filed by Trinamool Congress leader Mahua Moitra.

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The Court of Metropolitan Magistrate has ordered the Editor-in-Chief to appear before it on January 29, 2020.

According to reports, Mahua Moitra had filed a defamation case against Sudhir Choudhary following an allegation that her speech on ‘Seven Signs of Fascism’ was plagiarized. The speech dates back to June 25.

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Mahua has termed the allegation as ‘false, baseless and malicious and clarified that her speech carried attributions. She, according to reports, further stated in her pre-summoning statement that the signs were taken from a longer list of signs available on a poster in the Holocaust Museum in the US.

She charged the Editor-in-Chief with the attempt of severely damaging and lowering her credibility, reputation and integrity. She added that he personally attacked her on a prime time show for the speech that she delivered on June 25 in the Parliament and made defamatory imputations and comments.

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Meanwhile, Sudhir Choudhary, reportedly, has initiated a criminal action against the Trinamool Congress leader for her ‘false’ criminal defamation case and playing fraud with the Court.

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