New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday made sharp observations against Mumbai Commissioner of Police Param Bir Singh while hearing Republic Media Network’s plea against the witch-hunt launched by the Mumbai Police machinery led by Param Bir Singh.
Allowing Republic Media Network to approach the High Court, the top court frowned upon the Mumbai Police commissioner’s series of news conferences and interviews the week earlier.
The Supreme Court bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra, and KM Joseph observed that they are concerned about the fact that the Police Commissioner is giving interviews to the media. Justice D Y Chandrachud, in a strong observation, said that the court is concerned that of late, Commissioners have the tendency of giving press interviews on ongoing cases.
The Republic Media Network had moved the Supreme Court amid a malicious and vindictive attempt by the Mumbai Commissioner of Police to target the channel using the garb of an alleged TRP scam, over which Param Bir Singh had called a news conference last Thursday.