Fake video broadcast of Rahul Gandhi, Supreme Court stays arrest of Zee News editor

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has granted protection to TV channel Zee News editor Rajneesh Ahuja from arrest for airing a fake video of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. The FIR lodged on Zee News for circulating false news claimed that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi pardoned the recent murder of a man in Udaipur. Justice D.Y.
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Fake video broadcast of Rahul Gandhi, Supreme Court stays arrest of Zee News editor


New Delhi: The Supreme Court has granted protection to TV channel Zee News editor Rajneesh Ahuja from arrest for airing a fake video of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

The FIR lodged on Zee News for circulating false news claimed that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi pardoned the recent murder of a man in Udaipur.

Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice J. B. Pardiwala’s bench sought response from the states of Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan and the Center on Ahuja’s plea.

The Supreme Court issued notices to the states and ordered to list the matter with the case of Zee News anchor Rohit Ranjan.

After hearing the arguments of senior advocate Siddharth Dave, appearing for the petitioner, in his order, “there shall be no coercive action with respect to the FIR registered against the editor or the future in this case.”