Online news portal 'The Wire' withdraws plea to quash defamation case filed by Jay Shah

Amit Shah and his son Jay. File   | Photo Credit: AFP

An online news portal, The Wire, on Tuesday withdrew its plea for quashing a defamation case filed by Jay Shah, son of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, against it and its journalists.

Appearing for the portal before a Bench led by Justice Arun Mishra, senior advocate Kapil Sibal urged the court to allow it to face the trial in a Gujarat court.

The Bench allowed the plea, but not before making certain strong oral observations about the way journalism is practised, especially how subjects are not given sufficient time to respond before articles on them are published.

In a statement, the news portal said “circumstances have arisen as per which we believe it is best if we make use of the opportunity to justify everything we have stated in our article at the trial. We are therefore withdrawing.”

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