SC extends safety to journalist until Jul 15 in sedition case

New Delhi, July 7

The Supreme Court on Tuesday prolonged until July 15 the safety granted to senior journalist Vinod Dua from any coercive motion in a sedition case filed towards him by a neighborhood BJP chief in Himachal Pradesh over his YouTube present.

A bench headed by Justice U U Lalit, in a listening to performed via video conferencing, restrained the Himachal Pradesh police from arresting Dua within the case and determined to listen to the journalist’s plea subsequent Wednesday.  

It additionally stated that Dua, who has joined the police probe via digital medium, isn’t required to reply supplementary questions of police within the case. 

Earlier, the highest courtroom had assembled on a Sunday and had granted safety from arrest to Dua until “further orders” within the sedition case.  

An FIR towards Dua beneath IPC provisions for offences of sedition, public nuisance, printing defamatory supplies and public mischief was lodged by BJP chief Shyam at Kumarsain police station in Shimla district on May 6 and the journalist was requested to hitch the probe.

Shyam has alleged that Dua, in his programme, accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of utilizing “deaths and terror attacks” to get votes. PTI

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