Kerala court grants bail to Asianet News journalists; says scribes in a democracy cannot be jailed for reporting news

Special Judge Priya K made the observation while granting anticipatory bail to four journalists of Asianet News in connection with a news program aired by it called “Narcotics is a dirty business”.

A Kerala court recently observed that in a democratic country like India, journalists cannot be put in jail alleging they committed criminal offences merely because they reported news.

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