The Delhi High Court on Wednesday quashed the summons issued against Union Minister Smriti Irani in a defamation case filed by Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam.
The court also dismissed a similar plea by Nirupam, who sought to set aside the summons issued against him in a cross-defamation complaint filed by Irani.
The high court said the case against the Congress leader would continue.
Justice R K Gauba passed two separate verdicts on the two leaders plea.
In her plea, Irani had sought quashing of the summons issued to her by a trial court on June 6, 2014. She had also sought quashing of the complaint filed by Nirupam.
Nirupam had challenged a magisterial court's March 11, 2013 order summoning him in Irani's defamation complaint against him. He had also sought quashing of the January 1, 2013 complaint filed by Irani.
(With PTI inputs)