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HC restrains Zee Media from issuing ads against journalist Rajat Sharma

The Delhi High Court Friday restrained Zee Media from issuing any advertisement in print or electronic media containing the name of veteran journalist Rajat Sharma of India TV and directed that the ads be removed within three days. The order came on a plea by Sharma, the editor-in-chief of Independent News Service Private Ltd (India TV), seeking direction to the media group to immediately take down the advertisements issued by its news channel Zee Hindustan by malafidely using the journalist s name. Justice Jayant Nath, in an ex-parte order, said reference to Sharma s name in the advertisement was prima facie illegal and the media group cannot be permitted to do it. Balance of convenience is also in favour of the plaintiff (Sharma). The defendants (Zee Media Corporation and its managing director) are restrained from issuing any advertisements in the print media, TV channels or otherwise which contain the name of the plaintiff. They will within three days remove any hoarding which ..

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