Media has right to report on registration of FIRs, arrest of persons, filing of cases in courts: Bombay High Court

Justice Vinay Joshi stressed on the freedom of press and the importance of the information media provides, while quashing a defamation case against owners of a daily newspaper.
Justice Vinay Joshi and Nagpur Bench
Justice Vinay Joshi and Nagpur Bench

The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court recently ruled that media has the right to report on registration of first information reports (FIRs) and on cases filed in courts and defamation action cannot lie on the basis of such reports [Vijay Darda & Anr. v. Ravindra Gupta].

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