Wed. Oct 21st, 2020
Rakul Preet Singh moves Delhi High Court, seeks direction to restrain media coverage on her in Bollywood drug case


New Delhi: Bollywood actor Rakul Preet Singh has moved the Delhi Higher Court in search of urgent interim instructions from the court restraining media from working displays or publishing posts towards her in connection with the drug probe which emerged out following the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

The matter is probable to come up for hearing in the coming week.

The petition filed by advocates Himanshu Yadav, Aman Hingorani and Shweta Hingorani claims that Rakul Preet has been in Hyderabad for a movie shoot and was shocked to see media reviews in the evening of September 29 to the impact that the Narcotics Manage Bureau, Mumbai has summoned her to seem prior to it in Mumbai on September 24 in connection with the ongoing investigation in the Rhea Chakraborty`s medicines situation.

“…the Petitioner had obtained no this kind of summons from the NCB at both of her Hyderabad or Mumbai addresses and accordingly she remained in Hyderabad. The Petitioner`s father, Col. Kulvinder Singh (Retd), determined to consider the morning flight on 24.9.2020 to Mumbai from Hyderabad to ascertain the reality of this kind of reviews,” the plea stated.

“…nonetheless, from the evening of 23.9.2020 itself, the media begun working fake information to the impact that the Petitioner, who was in Hyderabad, had supposedly reached Mumbai on the evening of 23.9.2020 for the NCB investigation,” it stated more.

It extra that all around eleven.twenty a.m. on September 24, the Petitioner obtained summons below Part 67 of the NDPS Act dated September 23 by WhatsApp in Hyderabad which stated that she had to seem in particular person prior to the NCB, Mumbai at ten a.m. on September 24.

It is from the e-mail dated September 24 from the NCB that the Petitioner learnt that situation in which she has been demanded to seem has been registered as Crime No. MZU/NCB/15/2020, the plea stated.

Earlier this month, Rakul had approached the Higher Court in search of its route in purchase to request the media not to telecast, publish or circulate on the Television channels, cable, print or social media, as the situation could be, any material in the context of Actress Rhea Chakraborty`s narcotic medicines situation that maligns or slanders the Petitioner or which incorporates something defamatory, deliberate, false and suggestive innuendos and half-truths in respect of the Petitioner, or to use sensational headlines, pictures, video-footage or social media back links which invade the privacy of the Petitioner.

Although issuing recognize on the stated plea, a single-judge bench of the large court presided by Justice Navin Chawla had stated, “There has to be some restraint. Media will get to know data even prior to the officers themselves. Reputations are finding tarnished.”

“It is hoped that media homes and Television channels would demonstrate restraint and abide by the System Code and other suggestions whilst creating any report in connection with Rakul Preet Singh,” the bench had stated more.



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