Sushant case: Ex-IPS officers urge HC to rein in information channels

Mumbai, September 2

 Eight former IPS officers have moved the Bombay High Court towards the “unfair, malicious and false media campaign” towards Mumbai Police within the Sushant Singh Rajput dying case.

The “media trial” must be stopped, the plea urged the courtroom.

The petitioners are former Maharashtra DGPs M N Singh, PS Pasricha, DK Sivanandan, Sanjiv Dayal, Satish Mathur and Okay Subramanyam, former Mumbai police commissioner DN Jadhav, and former further DGP KP Raghuvanshi.

The petition, filed on August 31, mentioned a bit of reports channels have been making an attempt to affect the course of investigation which is being carried out by the CBI, ED and NCB, and airing false propaganda towards Mumbai Police.

It sought a path to media organisations to chorus from publishing or circulating false, derogatory and scandalous feedback which can jeopardize the repute of town police.

“The media organisations should be directed to ensure that reporting of ongoing investigations is done in a balanced, ethical, unbiased and objective manner and to not turn such reporting into a media trial and a vilification campaign against the police and others,” the petition mentioned.

It additionally sought a path to the involved authorities to border the rules to be adopted by the media whereas reporting on such instances.

The petition is but to be listed for listening to.

Rajput, a Bollywood star, was discovered hanging in his house in suburban Bandra on June 14.

While the Mumbai police registered an Accidental Death Report and began probe, his father on July 25 lodged a grievance with Patna Police alleging that the actor’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and her relations had abetted his suicide.

The case was later transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation. The Enforcement Directorate is probing allegations of cash laundering towards Rhea and her household; Narcotics Control Bureau is trying into claims that she used to devour medicine and likewise provide them to Rajput. PTI


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