Adani Group to withdraw defamation cases against 'The Wire'

Ahmedabad, May 22

The Adani Group is set to withdraw all defamation suits filed against news portal and its editors in an Ahmedabad court for articles against its companies, highly placed sources said on Wednesday.

Adani Power Maharashtra Limited had filed two suits against the web portal, while Group firm Adani Petronet Port Dahej Limited had moved a defamation case against it.

Besides the portal, its founder-editors Siddharth Varadarajan and M.K.Venu, as well as Siddharth Bhatia, Monobina Gupta, Pamela Philipose and Noor Mohammed were also been named in the law suits.

Confirming the development, Varadarajan told IANS: "We understand the Adani Group has moved to withdraw all defamation cases, civil and criminal, instituted against The Wire over the years for various articles we've published on the Group's businesses. We will issue a statement once this process attains finality".   — IANS

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