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Delhi HC seeks Centre’s stand on RakulPreet’s plea on media reporting in Rhea Drugs Case

By ROCKY DAS      22 September, 2020 07:08 PM      0 Comments
Delhi HC seeks Centre’s stand on RakulPreet’s plea on media reporting in Rhea Drugs Case

Indian Actress Rakulpreet Singh has filed a petition in Delhi High Court against the Media houses regarding the statement made by alleged Rhea Chakraborthy about Rakulpreet’s connection in the current drug investigation. Rakulpreet stated that though Rhea has reconstructed her statement, later on, the media still continuing to drag and connect the actress’s name in the alleged drug case. 

In her petition to the court, Miss Singh also stated that due to the fake rumors she has suffered defame in the industry and lost many endorsements contracts. Singh has sought a direction to restrain the media from such reporting and alleged violation of the program code and guidelines issued by the Centre.

While hearing the petition, the court asked Miss Singh about any complaints has been filed in an earlier stage against the media houses with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and ordered the News Broadcasting Association (NBA) to take immediate action against such news channels which are still in the process of erring the news. The Centre came forward in the matter and noted that the actress was seeking an injunction which cannot be possible during an ongoing investigation and any kind of pre-censorship order cannot be possessed in the meantime.

On Thursday, a bench headed by Justice Navin Chawla of Delhi High Court passed a notice ordering the Centre and its authorities to look closely into the matter related to the petition and conclude it with necessary measures, if any evidence, to eradicate the defamatory and false allegations made on the actress and should keep in mind to control over the media trials in any current ongoing investigations. 

However, the court observed all the facts and ordered the Central Authorities along with NBA to keep the media houses away from any kind of media trials before any validate judgment in any case and should watch strictly to the media panels whether they are following all the norms of the Program Code Guidelines and take strict action if any of them fail to do so.



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