Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister’s Advisor (Public Affairs) Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy on Wednesday mentioned that the federal government will problem the gag order on media in Supreme Courtroom.
Andhra Pradesh Excessive Courtroom on September 15 issued a gag order barring the media from reporting on a case pertaining to an FIR lodged by Andhra Pradesh Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) towards some excessive profile personalities.
Reacting on the identical, Mr Reddy mentioned that the FIR was filed by an unbiased physique upon having conclusive proof towards the accused and people concerned within the rip-off, however the court docket did not appear to think about them on the plea of the petitioner that the federal government was vindictive.
“We’re not vindictive in the direction of opposition celebration leaders and thus we requested for honest investigation by CBI, which is a centrally regulated establishment. The Excessive Courtroom orders had been stunning,” he mentioned including that they may transfer the Supreme Courtroom on the matter.
“A identified TDP activist turned Advocate Basic and kin of an influential individual will need to have figured on deserves of the investigation however stalling the probe within the preliminary stage is unprecedented,” he mentioned. “This isn’t only a gag on media, however it’s a gag on establishments and gag on the system,” he added.
He additional questioned the timing and haste in issuing the gag order, elevating doubts concerning the involvement of influential individuals. In the meantime, YSRCP Lok Sabha ground chief Mithun Mr Reddy raised this subject within the Parliament as we speak, expressing his dissent over stifling the media by the Excessive Courtroom. He mentioned that “the enforcement of regulation must be the identical for the Prime Minister and a typical man”.
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