No guidelines to regulate media reporting of sub-judice matters: SC
The Supreme Court Tuesday said that there can be no blanket guidelines to regulate media reporting of sub-judice matters but restrictions could be sought in specific cases
"No guidelines can be framed across the board to regulate media reporting of sub-judice matters," Chief Justice S.H Kapadia, heading a consitution bench, said while pronouncing the verdict.
However, "any aggrieved person apprehending prejudice can move the competent court seeking to restrain the media from reporting the proceedings in his/her case", Kapadia added.
The court clarified that any such order will be of short duration - subject to the principle of necessity and proportionality.