Vinod dua and Supreme Court
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Sunday Hearing: Supreme Court hears Vinod Dua's petition seeking protection from arrest [Live Updates]

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#SundayHearing 3 -Judge Bench of Justices UU Lalit, MM Shantanagoudar and Vineet Saran will shortly hear Vinod Dua's petition seeking protection from arrest. FIRs were filed in Delhi and Himachal Pradesh. He was summoned by the Himachal Police.

Bench assembles for a special Sunday hearing.

Senior Counsel Vikas Singh arguing for Vinod Dua, tells the Court that there is mala fide in the action of the (Himachal Pradesh) Police. Singh informs the Court that the complainant appears to be a BJP worker.

There is a case of sedition filed against Vinod Dua. Vikas Singh, referring to the transcript of the program in question, says that "if this kind of content can attract sedition then half the country will be committing sedition"

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta is representing UOI and State of Himachal Pradesh both.

Supreme Court asks for the complainant in the case to be made a party

Supreme Court issues notice on the plea and seeks response from Himachal Pradesh and Centre.

Vikas Singh stresses for proceedings on the FIR to be stayed in the interim.

Vikas Singh: Your Lordships should stay the FIR and prima facie none of the allegations made in the FIR are made out.

Supreme Court says that it will issue notice but the investigation can go on in the meantime.

Justice Lalit: We will not let your rights be prejudiced.

Supreme Court issues notice on plea filed by Dua. SG to file a reply on behalf of the Respondents in a period of two weeks. The case will be heard next on July 6. The petitioner shall extend all cooperation during the investigation.

Vikas Singh is pressing for a stay on the investigation, says "whenever there is something said that the government does not find palatable, there will be an FIR"

Vikas Singh: Fundamental rights of freedom of expression will be affected

Supreme Court continues to dictate order, says a complete status report shall be filed by the State before the next date of hearing. SupremeCourt makes it clear that at this point investigation will be allowed to be continued.

Vikas Singh says that no stay on the investigation will send a wrong signal.

Supreme Court says that it is for the Court to decide.

Supreme Court adds that the Himachal Pradesh Police may investigate the Petitioner at his residence after the Police gives a prior notice of 24 hours

Final Order: Supreme Court issues notice to Centre and HP State. Complete status report will have to be submitted before next date of hearing. Dua to be investigated at his residence only after giving prior notice of 24 hours. Dua to co-operate with Police on the investigation.

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