Delhi High Court today issued notice on a defamation Suit filed by Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani against the Congress Leaders Jairam Ramesh, Pawan Khera and Netta D'Souza for the allegations raised against her daughter. The Court passed an interim order directing the Defendants to take down the alleged defamatory content from social media.

Smriti Irani has stated in her suit that the Congress Leaders have conspired to defame her and her daughter through antagonistic comments so as to sully her and her daughter's reputation and public image by alleging that the 'Five Souls Cafe and Bar' in Goa is illegally owned by Smriti's daughter with a license that is illegally procured.

While passing the order in the case Justice Mini Pushkarna said, "I am of the prima facie view that slanderous allegations were made against the plaintiff without verifying actual facts."

The Court directed the Congress leaders to take down the allegations made during the press conference from all social media platforms. They were also directed to remove the tweets, videos, morphed pictures, etc of Smriti Irani and her daughter from circulation within 24 hours.

The Congress leader had in a press conference held on July 23, accused the daughter of Smriti Irani of running a restaurant and bar in North Goa illegally with a license which was fraudulently procured. They had demanded that Prime Minister should sack Smriti Irani. Smriti Irani had in a press conference called these allegations malicious and said that she is being targetted for standing up against the Gandhi family.