The Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana on Monday remarked that official replies should be filed and submitted before the Court first before it is sent to media houses and journalists..A Bench led by the CJI was hearing a batch of petitions seeking lifting of the ban on mining and export of iron ore in Karnataka.Addressing Additional Solicitor General (ASG) KM Nataraj on a reply from the Union Ministry of Steel in the matter, the CJI said,"Please submit the reply in court first and then in media. My PRO tells me this reply appeared in a media yesterday itself.""It shall not happen from our end," the ASG replied. The matter was eventually adjourned.CJI Ramana was a journalist himself before practicing law, and had earlier remarked that there are very few investigative reports done by the Indian media at present. "As a person whose first job was of a journalist, I am taking the liberty to share a few thoughts on present day media. The concept of investigative journalism is unfortunately vanishing from the media canvas. It is true at least in the Indian context," he had said.