Free speech cannot override right to life, privacy; media cannot misuse its privileges: Calcutta High Court

Justice Sabyasachi Bhattacharyya also held that the investigating agencies like the Enforcement Directorate must avoid flaunting the results of their probe and must speak only through their chargesheets.
Calcutta High Court
Calcutta High Court

Right to free speech cannot curb or override the right to privacy envisaged under Article 21 of the Constitution of India, the Calcutta High Court said on Tuesday while issuing brief guidelines for the media houses to report on criminal cases [Rujira Banerjee vs State of West Bengal].

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