The Delhi High Court issued a notice to NBSA and two media houses on a plea by 21-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi, who was arrested in the controversial ‘toolkit’ case.
The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notice to the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA), News 18, and Times Now in the petition filed by climate change activist Disha Ravi against the leak of the FIR filed in the toolkit case.
Ravi had approached the Delhi HC seeking a direction to the Delhi Police to not leak any investigation material in relation to FIR filed against her to any third party, including the media.
Ravi said she is "severely aggrieved and prejudiced by the media trial surrounding her arrest and the ongoing investigation, where she is being viscerally attacked by the respondent 1 (police) and several media houses".
The matter will now be taken up by the court on Friday, 19 February.
Ravi’s lawyers have specifically listed News18, India Today and Times Now as respondents in the case for their coverage, along with the News Broadcasting Standards Association.
Climate activist Disha Ravi was arrested last Friday for her alleged involvement in a Toolkit Doc which was then shared by popular teen activist Greta Thunberg. She has denied all charges of the Delhi Police, which is probing the “toolkit Google doc” backing the farmers’ agitation.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police told the Delhi High Court that it has not leaked any material to the media in relation to its probe in the FIR against climate activist Disha Ravi for her alleged involvement in sharing a toolkit backing the ongoing farmers’ protest.
Delhi Police had also issued FIRs against Mumbai lawyer Jacob and Pune engineer Shantanu Muluk, but they have been granted pre-arrest bail by the court.
Last Updated Feb 18, 2021, 4:58 PM IST