Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday ordered the media to exercise restraint in covering the Sushant Singh Rajput death case and asked not to report anything which could hamper the probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
“We expect the media outlets to exercise restraint while reporting any information pertaining to the Sushant Singh Rajput case. Do not report anything that could hamper the investigations in the case,” a division bench consisting of Justices A A Sayed and S P Tavade stated.
The order from the High Court came while hearing two Public Interest Litigation(PIL)s, including the one filed by the eight former top brass officials of the Maharashtra Police, seeking directions to halt the ‘unfair, malicious and false media campaign’ against the Mumbai Police.
It claimed that certain media channels have aired reports alleging that the city police were hand in glove with the high-profile accused of the case.
The Court has also sought responses from the CBI as well as the Centre before proceeding further into the matter. The next hearing is scheduled for September 10, Thursday.