Chargesheet not public document; Supreme Court dismisses plea to publish chargesheets filed by police on government websites

The Court ruled that putting chargesheets filed by investigating agencies in public domain would be contrary to the scheme envisaged by the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).
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The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea to publish chargesheets filed by the police, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in public domain and on government websites [Saurav Das v. Union of India and ors].

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