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Delhi HC Grants Temporary Relief to Patanjali Ayurved; Restrains APN Live from Airing Allegedly Defamatory Content Against Patanjali [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 3 Jun 2020 2:51am

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A Single Judge Bench of Justice V. Kameswar Rao of the Delhi High Court has in the matter of Patanjali Ayurved Ltd. & Anr. v. Sobhagya Media Pvt. Ltd. (APN Live) & Ors. granted temporary relief to Patanjali Ayurved and stopped APN live from Airing Allegedly Defamatory Content Against Patanjali as well as also directed Facebook and Youtube to take down defamatory content against the organization.

 

Background of the case: 

Counsel for the plaintiff had submitted that in May 2020, the plaintiffs had come to know about the airing / telecasting / broadcasting/uploading/sharing/dissemination/publication of false, malicious, misleading, and defamatory material on the news channel/portals of the defendants.

These defamatory publications included grave allegations against the plaintiffs insinuating that plaintiff No. 1 has illegally sold off Red-Sander Wood against the interests of the country. According to him, none of the news/videos/posts has taken into account the order of the Ld. Additional Commissioner of Customs vide Custom Assessment Order dated September 16, 2019, under Section 128 of the Customs Act, 1962 wherein the Ld. Additional Commissioner dropped all proceedings against the plaintiffs about Red Sanders seized on February 17, 2018, that were being exported to China and allowed the release of the seized Red Sanders further granting permission to the plaintiff No. 1 to export the same, thus belying all claims made in the impugned news/videos.

The Counsel also contended that the said news was still freely available in the public domain and was creating false aspersions against the reputation of the plaintiffs.

The Counsel had further… Continue Reading...


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