The Supreme Court docket in the present day barred any company from arresting Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and 6 journalists in instances regarding their tweets in reference to the Republic Day tractor rally violence in New Delhi. The instances will probably be taken up for listening to after two weeks, the court docket mentioned.
Whereas Solicitor Basic Tushar Mehta, showing for the Delhi police, opposed any reduction and wished the case to be adjourned to tomorrow, defence counsel Kapil Sibal sought an order saying “no conceive motion until the Supreme Court docket takes up the case”.
The three-judge bench of Chief Justice Sharad A Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian have been listening to petitions filed by Mr Tharoor, together with these of journalists Rajdeep Sardesai, Mrinal Pande, Zafar Agha, Vinod Okay Jose, Paresh Nath, and Anant Nath, in search of the quashing of police instances in opposition to them.
All have been charged for his or her tweets for sedition, promotion of enmity, and felony conspiracy by posting false, deceptive posts accusing the Delhi police of killing a farmer in the course of the tractor rally within the nationwide capital on Republic Day.