Bengaluru, May 8: A Bengaluru court on Wednesday ordered the Asianet News Network and Suvarna News 24X7 to pay a sum of Rs 50 lakh to Congress leader and actress Divya Spandana aka Ramya for wrongly mentioning her name in connection with the IPL spot fixing scam in 2013. The case was filed around six and a half years ago, in the year 2013. Divya Spandana, Congress IT Cell Chief, Does it Again On Twitter, Gets Trolled For Comparing PM Narendra Modi With 'Bird Dropping'.
Suvarna News had reportedly aired news that allegedly linked Spandana aka Ramya, to the spot fixing scandal that had rocked the world of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and world of Cricket in general. The channel had also carried a report which allegedly showed Kannada actresses in poor light by linking them to the case. Divya Spandana Ramya Responds to Rumours, Says Not Resigning From Congress IT Cell.
Spandana aka Ramya had said in her petition that her images and pictures were wrongly used by the channels and that she was being maligned in the infamous IPL spot fixing case without any proof and basis.
On Wednesday, after the court's verdict, Divya Spandana aka Ramya tweeted and said that "Justice has been delivered and I'm relieved and grateful."
Read Spandana aka Ramya's Comments in the Tweet Below:
Justice has been delivered and I’m relieved and grateful.
— Divya Spandana/Ramya (@divyaspandana) May 8, 2019
"This Court is of the opinion that act of defendants is in complete violation of the journalistic ethics and deliberately to destroy the popularity of the plaintiff and act of defendant is mala fide with an intention to defame her dignity", observed the Court, reported LiveLaw.in. There has been no reaction by Asianet and Suvarna News on the court's verdict.
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