Akbar maintained he was innocent while terming the allegations "malicious, fabricated, and salacious". He stepped down as the Minister in October and took the legal route.
Sunil Gujral, who testified today reportedly said he knew Akbar for 40 years and was shocked at the allegations.
Earlier, on November 12, Joyeeta Basu, the editor of Sunday Guardian, said Ramani's tweets intended to harm Akbar's reputation.
Shocked at the allegations: Gujral
Second witness in MJ Akbar defamation case deposed today. Sunil Gujral appearing as witness for Akbar said he knew him for 40 years and was shocked to see the tweets about the former editor on social media