Courtroom junks Arnab’s plea looking for safety for workers

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, December 7

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain Republic TV and its Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami’s plea seeking protection for employees of his news channel from coercive action by the Maharashtra Police.

“This is a little ambitious… You want the Maharashtra Police not to arrest any employee and transfer to the CBI. You better withdraw this,” a Bench led by Justice DY Chandrachud told senior advocate Milind Sathe, representing the channel.

Accusing the Maharashtra Police of hounding the channel’s employees, the petition demanded that the probe be handed over to the CBI.

However, as the top court was not inclined to entertain the plea, Shinde chose to withdraw it. The court gave him liberty to approach appropriate forum to pursue alternative remedy. On November 11, the court granted bail to Goswami in an abetment to suicide case.

Hearing on 94-yr-old woman’s plea deferred

  • The Supreme Court on Monday deferred hearing on 94-year-old woman’s petition seeking to declare unconstitutional the June 26, 1975, proclamation of the Emergency and grant her a compensation of Rs 25 crore.
  • “What kind of a plea is this? After 30-35 years,” the Bench said, posting the matter for hearing next week.

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