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HC gags Saamna on Narayan Rane

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Jun 20, 2007 at 05:19pm IST

New Delhi: The Bombay High Court on Monday restrained Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna from publishing any defamatory write-ups against state Revenue Minister Narayan Rane, pending a defamation case filed by him against the newspaper.

The case has been adjourned till March 20 to enable Saamna to file an affidavit in reply.

Rane has filed a suit of defamation against the newspaper claiming damages of Rs 25 crores. At the last hearing, the paper had undertaken not to print anything derogatory against Rane.

UP IN ARMS: Rane has filed a suit of defamation against Saamna, claiming damages of Rs 25 crores.

But on Monday, Rane's lawyers pointed to a fresh write-up in the paper in the wake of Sena's victory in the Mumbai civic elections and alleged that it was derogatory. Rane quit Shiv Sena and joined Congress in 2005.

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