Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 30
The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Maharashtra Assembly Secretary on Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami’s petition challenging a notice breach of privilege issued to him for his alleged remarks against Chief Minister Uddhav Thackrey in Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde asked the Maharashtra Assembly Secretary to respond to Goswami’s petition within a week after senior advocate Harish Salve, representing Goswami, submitted his client didn’t interfere with the proceedings of the House or any of its committees.
“There is only breach of privilege notice and there is no motion initiated,” the Bench said.
Rajput, a Bollywood actor, was allegedly found hanging at his Bandra residence in Mumbai on June 14. The Supreme Court on August 19 ordered a CBI probe into his unnatural death, saying, “A fair, competent and impartial investigation is the need of the hour.”
Salve argued that a defamation complaint could be filed and there was no interference in the proceedings of the House.
Unless there was interference in the functioning of the House or its committees breach of privilege motion can’t be initiated against an outsider. He said he would come back to the court if anything adverse orders were passed against Goswami.