Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister’s Advisor (Public Affairs) Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy on Wednesday stated that the federal government will challenge the gag order on media in Supreme Court.
Andhra Pradesh High Court on September 15 provided a gag order disallowing the media from reporting on a case referring to an FIR lodged by Andhra Pradesh Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) versus some high profile characters.
Reacting on the very same, Mr Reddy stated that the FIR was submitted by an independent body upon having definitive proof versus the implicated and those associated with the rip-off, however the court didn’t appear to consider them on the plea of the petitioner that the federal government was vindictive.
” We are not vindictive towards opposition celebration leaders and hence we asked for reasonable examination by CBI, which is a centrally controlled organization. The High Court orders were unexpected,” he stated including that they will move the Supreme Court on the matter.
” A recognized TDP activist turned Advocate General and kin of a prominent individual need to have figured on benefits of the examination however stalling the probe in the preliminary phase is extraordinary,” he stated. “This is not simply a gag on media, however it is a gag on organizations and gag on the system,” he included.
He even more questioned the timing and rush in providing the gag order, raising doubts about the participation of prominent individuals. YSRCP Lok Sabha flooring leader Mithun Mr Reddy raised this problem in the Parliament today, revealing his dissent over suppressing the media by the High Court. He stated that “the enforcement of law ought to be the very same for the Prime Minister and a commoner”.
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