The Supreme Court on Tuesday has stayed the arrest of senior Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, six journalists including Rajdeep Sardesai, Vinod Jose, and others while hearing the petition challenging the multiple FIRs filed against them for allegedly sharing misinformation on Republic Day.
The PIL has been filed by Harman Preet Singh a Law Graduate alleging that the detained persons were illegally detained from the Singhu border, Ghazipur border and Tikri border, in the absence of any FIR, thereby violating the basic fabric of liberty.
The miscreants attacked the police and paramilitary personnel deployed with rods, swords and sticks. They then broke into the Red Fort complex with tractors. There is no part left here that has not been damaged, the press release said.
According to the petitioner, CBI had filed criminal cases against him and his wife under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and they had been tried before the Court of Special CBI Judge, Siliguri, Darjeeling, West Bengal.