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Gag order petition to be heard today

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, January 11, 2013
First Published: 00:37 IST(11/1/2013) | Last Updated: 00:42 IST(11/1/2013)

The Delhi High Court will on Friday hear a petition filed by a group of  journalists challenging a lower court order that had restrained the media from reporting the recent gangrape case proceedings.

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"The entire country is interested in the case. The gag order is against public interest," senior advocate Meenakshi Lekhi told a bench headed by chief justice D Murugesan who referred the case to a single judge bench. The matter will now be heard by a single judge bench of justice Rajiv Shakder.

District and sessions judge RK Gauba had on Wednesday dismissed a petition challenging a metropolitan magistrate's order imposing the gag order.


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