Courts Update SC quashes FIR by HP police against Vinod Dua

SC quashes FIR by HP police against Vinod Dua

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New Delhi, Jun 3 (ILNS) The Supreme Court today quashed an FIR registered by the Himachal Pradesh police against journalist Vinod Dua last year for his alleged accusatory comments in his YouTube channel against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Bench of Justices UU Lalit and Vineet Saran noted that the plea sought directions for quashing of FIR and directions regarding formation of a committee. The Respondent made an objection.

“We have granted the first prayer and quashed the FIR. Any relief granted under the second prayer is with the Legislature. Every journalist should be protected under the Kedarnath Singh Judgement, noted the Bench.

The Court said, “In conclusion, we quash the FIR registered against Vinod Dua. But the Court rejected Dua’s plea for setting up a high-level committee in each state to examine sedition charges slapped against journalists of 10 year standing.” ILNS/KR/RJ

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