HC issues notice to Center on petition filed for media reporting on Sushant case

HC issues notice to Center on petition filed for media reporting on Sushant case

Mumbai. The Bombay High Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Central Government on a petition filed by an NGO requesting that the media be prevented from reporting the issues related to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput and investigating the case. This is the third such petition filed in the Bombay High Court. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipankar Dutta is already hearing two petitions. A petition has been filed by filmmaker Nilesh Navlakha and two others living in Pune and eight former police officers from the other state. The court has now scheduled a joint hearing on these three petitions on October 8. 

The latest petition filed by the NGO 'In Pursuit of Justice' requested that the court extend the scope of the 'Contempt of Court Act', thereby preventing any obstruction in the administration of justice since an FIR was registered in a case. To be. It also requested that "the media should be prevented from publishing or broadcasting any material related to the case" until the final decision is taken by the High Court. "Media reporting on the untimely death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput and the media's behavior regarding all the issues and non-issues related to the incident is quite disturbing," the petition said. 

He said, "This has created an urgent need to find an accepted constitutional balance between the free press and the administration of justice." The application also said that the press also provided statements of Rajput's private chats, the accused and hospital personnel. Have been published. It states that such reporting has violated the rights of the parties and is expected to have an impact on the investigation of the case. The court has issued notice to the Center on the application and said, "We will hear the related matters together."