Stop ‘media trial’ in Sushant Singh Rajput case, petition urges High Court

Mumbai, August 27

A petition filed within the Bombay High Court has sought a path to information channels and others to “postpone” the “media trial” in actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide, saying it may hamper the probe.

The plea, filed on Wednesday, is but to be taken up for listening to by the excessive court docket.

Petitioners Nilesh Navlakha and two others demanded instructions to information channels to restrict their protection of the case and the probe.

The ongoing sensational reportage on the difficulty would possibly hamper the probe being carried out by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), it mentioned.

Since June 14, the day Rajput allegedly dedicated suicide, “several prominent media channels have been conducting media trials” and “parallel proceedings”, the petition mentioned.

TV channels and different media shops have “proceeded to already convict” the accused named within the FIR, it mentioned.

Such parallel investigation goes in opposition to the Supreme Court’s previous rulings and fundamental ideas of regulation, the petition mentioned.

The excessive court docket ought to ask the media to “postpone reporting….debates, discussions of any kind tantamount to media trial…that will directly or indirectly hamper the investigation in the case”, the plea mentioned.

The petitioners have made a number of information channels celebration to the litigation.

They had filed complaints with the Union authorities authorities in opposition to some TV channels, however have been but to get a response, the petitioners mentioned.

The CBI is conducting a probe right into a grievance of abetment of suicide filed by Rajput’s father in opposition to actor Rhea Chakraborty, her members of the family, and others. PTI

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