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Louise Khursheed via Axon’s Bhandari, Parag Tripathy claim Rs 1 crore defamation from India Today & 13 ors

Law minister Salman Khursheed's wife Louise Khursheed, represented by Abhimanyu Bhandari, co-founding partner of Axon Partners, and senior advocate Parag Tripathy, has filed a Rs 1 crore defamation claim in the Delhi high court against the India Today group and 13 other defendants including prominent TV anchors, who are represented by senior advocate CA Sundaram.

The 14 defendants include the India Today group, its TV channels Aaj Tak and Headlines Today, its newspaper Mail Today, as well as India Today magazine executive editor Aroon Purie, and news anchors Deepak Sharma and Rahul Kanwal.

Louise Khursheed is claiming defamation over the defendants' reports of allegations relating to a charity where Louise Khurshid is a functionary, which were re-raised by anti-corruption campaigner Arvind Kejriwal last week.

Bhandari had also represented former Congress party spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi, whose son is a co-founding partner of Axon, in his ban against media houses screening an alleged sex tape depicting of Manu Singhvi.

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