Gang-rape case: Notice to police, government on media's plea

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 11:13 hrs

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to the city government and police on the plea of journalists seeking access to the proceedings of the Dec 16 gang-rape trial.

Justice Rajiv Shakdher sought response from the government and police and said the court would "examine balancing the right of media and how a trial has to be conducted in rape case".

Legal journalists filed the petition saying their "fundamental right of freedom of speech and expression" is being violated. "My right as a responsible media reporter is violated," said the plea.

The journalists moved the court saying the trial court issued a gag order restraining media from attending and publishing the news related to the gang rape case.

The high court posted the matter for Feb 13 hearing.

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