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Court restricts media to report any proceedings of Sohrabuddin case

Court restricts media to report any proceedings of Sohrabuddin case
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Special CBI Court of Mumbai has restricted the Media for covering the proceedings of Sohrabuddin Sheikh case. Although, they allowed media personnel to attend the trails of the fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh. As per the reports, the special Judge SJ Sharma has passed the orders on yesterday evening to put a complete ban on print, electronic and social media for reporting the Sohrabuddin Sheikh case on the day the trial likely to be commenced. Thus, the proceedings of the popularly known case of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, his wife Kausarbi and associate Tulsiram Prajapati restrained media’s freedom of speech.

As per the reports, the Special Judge said in his order that considering the sensitivity of the issue, the likelihood of happening of any untoward incident and likelihood of effect on the trial of this matter. He said he is of the view no to allow media to report any of the proceedings during the trial of the matter until further order. As the publication of this matter may erupt security problem for the accused persons, defence team, prosecution witnesses and the prosecutors. Therefore, for restricting media from publication decision came after the request of the defence team of lawyers.

Furthermore, the fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh took place in November 2005, when the gangster was travelling in Sangli bound bus from Hyderabad along with his wife Kausarbi and associate Tulsiram Prajapati. As per the reports, a police team chased the bus and forcibly took them to Ahmedabad where Sheikh and his wife Kausarbi was allegedly killed. Later on, in 2006 eyewitness, Prajapati was also killed. In this case, court accused 15 persons including Gujarat, Rajasthan ministers and high ranking police officers that make it matter sensational. However, until the court orders, media can not report any proceedings of this matter.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.

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