Can High Courts Interfere In The Arbitral Process Under Article 226 And 227 Of The Constitution? Supreme Court Answers

The Delhi High Court has recently quashed the defamation complaint filed by Lohitaksha Shukla against Business Standard Journalist Mitali Saran regarding an article under her authorship titled “The Long and Short of it” published on 18.03.2016. 

The complainant has not been able to show as to how he is the “person aggrieved” within the definition of Section 199(1) Cr.P.C. and thus, the contents of complaint suffers from vices of illegality or infirmity. Even the complainant is not a part of “identifiable class” or definite “association or collection of persons” as enumerated in Explanation (2) to Section 499 of IPC.”, Single Bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait noted. 

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