The Supreme Court on Tuesday took strong exception to the alleged misreporting in a section of the press on the 2G spectrum case and said the report showed the “morality of the modern media.”
The report had accused the solicitor general Gopal Subramanium of holding a meeting with A Raja’s counsel and CBI advocate to work out future course of strategy in the case pending before SC.
Upset with Subramanium’s action the CBI director had apparently complained to the law ministry following which the case was withdrawn from the SG, the report claimed.
Raja’s counsel TR Andhyarujina took up the “misreporting” before the court began its hearing. He said the report has prompted “several persons outside the court to use it” to point fingers at him. Offended with report, Andhyarujina said he had never indulged in such a practice. Subramanium too supported Andhyarujina, stating the report was incorrect.
The bench assured Andhyarujina that such reports would not affect the proceedings. It said: “We respect the media but media should also respect other institutions such as judiciary which also involves lawyers...”