Bhuj court sets aside Adanis' criminal complaint against news portal The Wire

A court in Bhuj, district headquarters of Kutch, Gujarat, has rule in favour of the news portal, The Wire, in a high-profile criminal defamation case filed by the Adani Group. The Adani Group’s complaint was against an article by Paronjay Guha Thakurta, originally published in the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW), and then republished in The Wire.
Guha Thakurta, who was editor of EPW at the time, resigned after the journal’s after EPW insisted the article be taken down from its website following receipt of a legal notice from the Adani Group.
While Thakurta resigned from EPW, which withdrew the article, The Wire refused to do it despite Adanis insisted upon the news portal to do it. The article was on how the Modi government had tweaked the rules governing Special EconomicZone (SEZ), where the company had invested.
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