Supreme Court to hear on Thursday plea of TV anchor against FIRs for doctored Rahul Gandhi video

On Tuesday, a police team from Chhattisgarh reached Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad town to arrest the anchor from his house but he was instead arrested by the Noida police who released him on bail later

Supreme Court to hear on Thursday plea of TV anchor against FIRs for doctored Rahul Gandhi video

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New Delhi, July 6

The Supreme Court agreed to hear on Thursday the plea of a TV news anchor, facing several FIRs in some states for playing a doctored clip of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, seeking protection from coercive action for the alleged offence.

“List it tomorrow,” a vacation bench of justices Indira Banerjee and JK Maheswari said when senior advocate Siddharth Luthra, appearing for the TV anchor, sought an urgent hearing of the plea in view of the FIRs.

“This man was arrested yesterday by UP Police at Noida and released on bail as the offence invoked was bailable,” he said, adding that the anchor made an error in one of the shows and apologised for that and the news was taken back.

“Now, Chhattisgarh Police want to arrest him. Please list this urgently or he will be in repeated custody,” the senior lawyer said.

On Tuesday, a police team from Chhattisgarh reached Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad town to arrest the anchor from his house but he was instead arrested by the Noida police who released him on bail later.

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