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Cash-for-query: HC quashes charges against scribes

The Delhi High Court today quashed charges against two journalists for carrying out a sting operation against the then legislators for allegedly demanding money to ask questions in Parliament in 2005.

delhi Updated: Sep 24, 2010 13:12 IST

The Delhi High Court on Friday quashed charges against two journalists for carrying out a sting operation against the then legislators for allegedly demanding money to ask questions in Parliament in 2005.

Justice SN Dhingra quashed the trial court order of July six, 2009 of taking cognisance of the chargesheet filed against the two journalists Anirudh Bahal and Suhasini Raj.

"Charging the petitioners under Prevention of Corruption Act would amount to discouraging the people of this country from performing their duties enjoined upon them by the Constitution as well as the Criminal Procedure Code," the court said.

Both the journalists, reporters from website Cobra Post.com, had challenged a summoning order issued by a Special Judge after taking cognisance of the chargesheet filed against them along with the tainted MPs by Delhi Police.