Sushant Singh Rajput Case: Stop ‘Media Trial’ Petition Urges to High Court

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A petition filed in Bombay High Court has sought a direction to news channels and others to ‘postpone’ the ‘media trial’ in actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide, saying it could hamper the probe.

They requested Bombay HC to issue a direction to stop saturated coverage and incessant comment on Rhea Chakraborty during ongoing CBI probe into suicidal death of Sushant Singh Rajput.

Petitioner Nilesh Navlakha and two others demanded directions to news channels to limit their coverage of the case and the probe.

The plea sought directions from the court to “postpone” coverage as it amounts to “media trial”. “The medial trial in the death of the actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s case is posing a real and substantial risk of prejudice to the proper administration of justice, much less, the criminal justice system, or to the fairness of the trial.”

The petition was filed a day after Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Wednesday filed a criminal case against Rhea and others to probe in the alleged drugs-related matter in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.

The activist also stated that “the plea in no manner seeks to impinge or curtail the freedom of the press/media, but for the sake of administration of justice only seeks a direction to respondents to toe the “Lakshman Rekha” and ensure that no media trial is undertaken which has the impact of prejudicing the independent investigation being undertaken by the CBI”

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