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Delhi HC rejects plea to bar media from publishing allegations against CJI

The petition had sought immediate restriction on the media from further telecasting or publishing the allegations till conclusion of the three-judge panel’s inquiry.

india Updated: Apr 29, 2019 11:36 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
New Delhi
Delhi High Court,Chief Justice of India,Ranjan Gogoi
The plea, filed by NGO Anti Corruption Council of India, had said publication of allegations against the CJI directly hit the Indian judicial system.(Sonu Mehta/HT FILE PHOTO)

The Delhi High Court Monday dismissed a plea seeking to restrain the media from publishing allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi by a former Supreme Court employee.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Rajendra Menon said the top court is already seized of the matter and no interference was needed.

The plea, filed by NGO Anti Corruption Council of India, had said publication of allegations against the CJI directly hit the Indian judicial system.

The petition had sought immediate restriction on the media from further telecasting or publishing the allegations till conclusion of the three-judge panel’s inquiry.

The allegations levelled by the former woman employee of the Supreme Court are being enquired into by a three-judge panel of the apex court which held its first proceeding on Friday last.

(The story has been published from a wire feed without any modifications to the text, only the headline has been changed)

First Published: Apr 29, 2019 11:36 IST