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Will Challenge Gag Order In Supreme Court, Says Andhra Government’s Advisor

Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy stated the federal government will problem the gag order in Supreme Court


Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister’s Advisor (Public Affairs) Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy on Wednesday stated that the federal government will problem the gag order on media in Supreme Court.

Andhra Pradesh High Court 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 stated 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 contemplate them on the plea of the petitioner that the federal government was vindictive.

“We are not vindictive towards opposition party leaders and thus we requested for fair investigation by CBI, which is a centrally regulated institution. The High Court orders were surprising,” he stated including that they are going to transfer the Supreme Court on the matter.

“A known TDP activist turned Advocate General and kin of an influential person must have figured on merits of the investigation but stalling the probe in the initial stage is unprecedented,” he stated. “This is not just a gag on media, but it is a gag on institutions and gag on the system,” he added.

He additional questioned the timing and haste in issuing the gag order, elevating doubts in regards to the involvement of influential folks. Meanwhile, YSRCP Lok Sabha flooring chief Mithun Mr Reddy raised this problem within the Parliament at present, expressing his dissent over stifling the media by the High Court. He stated that “the enforcement of law should be the same for the Prime Minister and a common man”. 

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