Airing Private Whatsapp messages detrimental to rights of accused, dangerous for administration of justice: Govt to SC

Airing Private Whatsapp messages detrimental to rights of accused, dangerous for administration of justice: Govt to SC

Attorney General K K Venugopal yesterday told the Supreme Court that there is an urgent need to strike a balance between freedom of speech and contempt of court as the media is foraying into forbidden territory. He added that a bail petition is filed in a court of law and TV channels go to town with private WhatsApp conversation messages of the accused. This is prejudicial to the rights of the accused and is very dangerous for the administration of justice.

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