The Delhi High Court on 18th Nov directed Sameet Thakkar to take down the tweets allegedly posted against TV Today Network, its management and employees from his Twitter account within 48 hours. The Bench of Justice Mukta Gupta was hearing the suit filed by plaintiff, TV Today Network Limited against Sameet Thakkar who allegedly posted tweets defaming the plaintiff, it's management and employees.
The court in its order said ,
“Defendant No. 1 is directed to take down the said ULRs from its Twitter account within 48 hours of the receipt of copy of such replication from the learned counsel for the plaintiff, failing which the plaintiff would write a letter to the learned counsel for the defendant No. 3 (Twitter) giving the specified 29 sets of URLs as provided in para 11 of the replication, which the defendant no. 3 (Twitter) will take down within 72 hours thereafter.”
The matter will be further heard on 14th January 2021.
Background of the case -
Plaintiff ( TV Today Network Limited) filed a suit against Defendant (Sameer Thakkar) who allegedly defamed and published several tweets using derogatory language against plaintiff and it's management as also news anchors who appear on the plaintiff's channel Aaj Tak and India Today.