The special court conducting the 26/11 trial on Monday modified the March 18 order that prohibited the media from printing or airing any news on the evidence and witnesses of the terror attack case.
As per the new order, the media can report day-to-day proceedings of the court. However, the older order pertaining to witnesses and evidences remains.
The Crime Branch moved an application in the court that the media had started publishing the “proceedings pending before the court”, resulting in disclosing of the evidence even before it was produced in court.
Special Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam told the court that some publications had started publishing the security arrangements in the court, which would jeopardise the life of Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, who faces a threat to his life. Kasab is the lone terrorist captured after the 26/11 attack.
Nikam also requested the court that even if the media were allowed to publish day-to-day proceedings of the court, they should not be allowed to publish stories relating to close circuit camera clippings and telephone intercepts.