Article on Adani cos: SC grants protection to reporters summoned by police

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The Supreme Court on Friday granted protection from arrest to two journalists who challenged the summons issued to them by the Gujarat Police in connection with an article allegedly written by them on the Adani Group.

A bench of Justices BR Gavai and PK Mishra directed the journalists to cooperate in the investigation and informed the Gujarat government about the pleas filed by the duo.

“Till the next hearing, we say that no coercive action should be taken against the petitioners but they should cooperate in the investigation,” the court said.

The top court was hearing a plea filed by Benjamin Nicholas Brooke Parkin and Chloe Nina Cornish, challenging the summons issued to them.

The counsel appearing for them has submitted that the petitioners are not the ones who wrote the report in question.

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court had granted interim protection to journalists Ravi Nair and Anand Mangnale in connection with an article written by them on the Adani-Hindenburg riot.

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First print: November 10, 2023 | 1:35 PM IST