Tata Trusts MD R. Venkatramanan had filed a criminal defamation complaint against ousted Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry for making ‘false’ statements and sought Rs500 crore as damages. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint
Tata Trusts MD R. Venkatramanan had filed a criminal defamation complaint against ousted Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry for making ‘false’ statements and sought Rs500 crore as damages. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint

Tata vs Cyrus Mistry: Tata Trusts MD moves Bombay HC against quashing of summons

A Mumbai sessions court had on December 26 quashed the summons issued to Cyrus Mistry and others in the Rs500 crore defamation case filed by Tata Trusts MD R. Venkatramanan

Mumbai: Tata Trusts’s managing trustee R. Venkatramanan on Friday moved the Bombay high court against a sessions court order quashing summons issued to ousted Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry in connection with a defamation complaint filed by Venkatramanan.

On December 26, a Mumbai sessions court had quashed the summons issued to Mistry and others in the Rs500 crore defamation case. A metropolitan magistrate’s court had issued the summons in July 2017, directing Mistry and others to appear.

Venkatramanan’s petition termed the sessions court’s order as “arbitrary and illegal", saying the court exceeded its jurisdiction while examining the merits of the case.

The petition will come up for hearing before Justice Revati Mohite-Dere in due course, according to the high court roster.

Venkatramanan filed a criminal defamation complaint in the magistrate’s court against Mistry and others last year for making “false" statements and sought Rs500 crore as damages.

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