#JNU Faceoff: PIL filed by Ranjana Agnihotri demanding NIA or CBI probe in the JNU row has been dismissed by the Delhi High Court today, calling it “premature”. The court said that since the investigation is underway, it will not interfere.
Meanwhile, another PIL was filed in the Supreme Court today regarding the scuffle between lawyers and journalists in Patiala House Court yesterday. Prominent journalists including Rajdeep Sardesai, and Barkha Dutt were among those present in the Supreme Court. They had reportedly come to hand over a letter to Chief Justice of India, and had also expressed their desire to meet him personally. The media pool in the court where they were waiting was cordoned off by the police, and no one was allowed near them.
The Supreme Court has agreed to give an urgent hearing tomorrow to the PIL seeking against those involved in the Patiala House Court violence.
A group of journalists also took a protest march from Press Club to the Supreme Court against Monday’s scuffle at Patiala House Court.