Thursday, February 24, 2022

Telangana Court directs The Wire to take down 14 articles against Bharat Biotech, COVAXIN in ₹100 crore defamation suit

A Telangana court has directed news portal The Wire to take down fourteen articles published on its website against COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer, Bharat Biotech International Limited.

The Court also restrained The Wire from further publishing any defamatory articles on Bharat Biotech and its product COVAXIN.

The Wire published several articles making false allegations on vaccine authorization and approvals without doing a proper fact-check, he contended.

List of Defendants: (Defendants in the suit)

1. Foundation for Independent Journalism, Publisher of

'The Wire'

2. Siddharth Varadarajan, Founding Editor 3. Sidharth Roshanlal Bhatia, Founding Editor

4. Mangalam Venu Kesavan, Founding Editor

5. Neeta Sanghi

6. Vasudevan Mukunth

7. Shobhan Saxena

8. Florencia Costa

9. Prem Anand Murugan

10. Banjot Kaur

11. Priyanka Pulla

12. Seraj Ali

13. Jammi Nagaraj Rao

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