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Supreme Court To Hear Plea Filed By Vinod Dua Seeking Protection In FIRs Registered Against Him

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The Supreme Court of India on Sunday in a special sitting will take up the plea filed by journalist Vinod Dua seeking protection in relation to FIRs registered against him, a most recent one in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. 

A three judge bench of Justice UU Lalit, Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudar & Justice Vineet Saran shall take up plea at 11 AM on June 15, Sunday. 

Dua was summoned by Shimla Police in connection with a complaint registered against him by BJP leader Ajay Shyam

Vinod Dua in his petition has demanded cancellation of FIRs lodged against him. Apart from this, he has also sought the courts directions for framing of guidelines which shall be followed before registering FIR against Journalist, regarding any news.

It comes two days after the Delhi High Court order which had stayed the investigation in the FIR registered against him on a complaint made by Delhi BJP leader who alleged that the scribe made defamatory statements conducive to public mischief on his youtube show.

A single-judge bench of Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani had issued notice while stating that, “this court is persuaded to think that the filing of the complaint and registration of the FIR deserve to be considered and deliberated further, before allowing investigation to proceed against the petitioner. Accordingly, further investigation in the matter arising from the subject FIR is stayed, till the next date of hearing.”

-India Legal Bureau

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