News UpdatesZee Media Will Not Examine Witnesses In Defamation Case Against Mahua Moitra Until Feb 18, Delhi High Court Takes Statement on Record Shreya Agarwal7 Jan 2021 3:41 AMShare This – xReplying to an early hearing application filed by Trinamool Congress’ Mahua Moitra before the Delhi High Court today, Zee Media Pvt Ltd has submitted that it will not examine witnesses in the matter until February 18, which is the next date of hearing before the High Court.The single judge bench of Justice Mukta Gupta was hearing an application filed by Moitra in her petition seeking a stay…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginReplying to an early hearing application filed by Trinamool Congress’ Mahua Moitra before the Delhi High Court today, Zee Media Pvt Ltd has submitted that it will not examine witnesses in the matter until February 18, which is the next date of hearing before the High Court.The single judge bench of Justice Mukta Gupta was hearing an application filed by Moitra in her petition seeking a stay on the defamation case against her by Zee Media. Moitra has also sought quashing of the summons issued to her in Zee’s defamation case.Sr. Adv. Kapil Sibal appearing for Moitra submitted before the court that the case was listed for hearing before the trial court tomorrow, i.e. Jan 8, and therefore Moitra’s challenge needed to be preponed for hearing in the Delhi High Court.Arguing against the preponement, Sr. Adv. Vijay Aggarwal, appearing for Zee Media Pvt Ltd submitted that no preponement was required in the matter as they would not begin recording of evidence through witness examination until Feb 18. He further submitted that the Court could take this statement on record.Taking on record Aggarwal’s statement, Justice Mukta Gupta disposed off Moitra’s early hearing application. The court noted that on the previous hearings as well, Aggarwal had taken the same stand and therefore no interim orders had been passed.Filed by Mahua Moitra, the present petition seeks quashing of the summoning order dated Sep 25, 2019 passed by an Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in a criminal defamation case filed against her by Zee Media.Moitra has also challenged the order dated Jan 10, 2020 whereby the ACMM had framed notice against her by noting that a Magistrate does not have power to discharge an accused in a summons triable case.In addition to these, the petition has asked the court to exercise its powers under Article 227 of the Constitution to issue practice directions to the subordinate courts in relation to exercise of powers under Section 251 of the Criminal Procedure Code to discharge an accused in a summons triable case instituted on a complaint.Moitra has argued that the Trial Court had not considered the fact that the alleged defamatory statements, calling Zee Media ‘chor’, were in the form of a fair retort to the constant haranguing by the reporters of Zee Media. The controversy pertains to a speech given by Moitra on the floor of the Parliament which was claimed by Zee’s Sudhir Choudhary, to be plagiarised.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
What is your advice for owners of buildings which have been installed with these fire doors? If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-government.If you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescale. Public safety is paramount. When we were informed about an issue with a Grenfell Tower fire door, we acted quickly to seek independent expert advice and established a wide-ranging investigation. Based on the results of these investigations to date, the expert panel advise the risk to public safety remains low. However they advise there is a performance issue with Manse Masterdor which is why we are taking the responsible step of writing to relevant building owners setting out clear advice on what they should do. Fire service advice to residents remains the same. Regularly test your smoke alarms, ensure your front door is properly closed and in the event of a fire follow existing fire procedures for the building. Twitter – https://twitter.com/mhclgFlickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhclgLinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/company/mhclg How do I know if I need to replace fire doors in the building I own? Office address and general enquiries Contact form https://forms.communit… Email [email protected] Owners of buildings where Manse Masterdor 30 minute composite fire doors have been installed should review their building fire risk assessments and consider how quickly these doors should be replaced. The expert panel’s advice is that these doors should be replaced using a risk-based approach, and they have published advice for building owners who are replacing 30 minute composite front entrance fire doors. General advice for building owners on how to ensure the safety of residents in blocks of flats is available at: www.local.gov.uk/fire-safety-purpose-built-flats Social media – MHCLG The National Fire Chiefs Council has advised that the risk to public safety is low. In the event of a fire people should follow existing fire procedures for the building. Residents should also test their smoke alarms regularly to ensure they work and ensure that their flat front door is fitted with a working self-closing device. All doors provide essential protection in a fire if they are properly closed. Fire safety advice for residents is available at: www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/High–Rise-Safety-for-Residents We are writing to all customers of Manse Masterdor identified in the company’s records as having been supplied with these doors, to notify them of the issue. Residents should contact their landlords who will be able to advise whether they have been supplied with the affected doors. If there is uncertainty the expert panel advise that a suitably qualified person can inspect the doors and this advice is set out in their advice note on fire doors which can be accessed from the building safety programme website 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000 Media enquiries Housing Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP today (16 May 2018) updated Parliament on the fire door investigation and confirmed experts advise the risk to public safety remains low.Earlier this year the Metropolitan Police informed government a fire door installed at Grenfell Tower designed to resist fire for up to 30 minutes – as required by building regulations guidance – failed after approximately 15 minutes when tested by the police.Government immediately sought advice from its independent expert panel to see what action was required, and have undertaken further testing and investigations focusing on composite flat entrance fire doors manufactured by Manse Masterdor – a company that has not been trading since 2014.The expert panel has concluded there is a performance issue with these Manse Masterdor fire doors, which do not consistently meet the 30 minute fire resistance standard. Nevertheless, the National Fire Chiefs Council has advised the expert panel the risk to public safety remains low. They point out that fire protection in a building is developed using a range of measures so a failure of one protection measure – such as fire doors – should not significantly change the overall safety of residents. In addition, all doors provide essential protection in a fire if they are properly closed.Based on this advice, the expert panel advise that owners of buildings with this type of door should review their building’s fire risk assessment and consider how quickly these doors should be replaced. The expert panel has published guidance to assist building owners.The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is writing to customers of Manse Masterdor identified in the company’s records as having been supplied with these doors. It is also looking at the wider fire door market and intends to test fire doors from other door suppliers.Housing Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP said: How do I know if my landlords have installed these doors to my flat? The department is writing to customers of Manse Masterdor identified in the company’s records as having been supplied with these doors and is considering what further support building owners may require to assist with taking timely action. The expert panel has published guidance for building owners who are replacing or want to inspect their flat front entrance fire doors. The department is now looking at the wider fire door market, and intends to test fire doors from other door suppliers and will provide an update on these tests in due course. Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209 What is the safety advice for residents?