Mumbai, March 17: The long-drawn defamation suit against "Down to Earth" magazine may finally come to a closure as the Bombay High Court has admitted the case against the magazine, which is edited by a noted environmental activist.
The court asked her to remove an allegedly defamatory sentence in its report against Mumbai-based agrochemical company UPL.
company advocate Hiranya Pandey said in a statement,"My client has been requesting Sunita Narain to delete her controversial article since 1995. Despite publishing an erratum, she failed to take the article off her website."
It is said that a sentence in a report read that the company was owned by the "brother of the underworld don Dawood Ibrahim".
After facing challenge from the company, the magazine hyperlinked the text with a retraction, saying that on further investigation, it found that the allegations were untrue but did not delete the original sentence.
The company decided to take Sunita Narain to court after it lost a contract in January 2015 as the client showed concerns over its involvement with mafia and the dawn. The court is likely to take up the case for final hearing and disposal on April 6.