Journalists are not terrorists says SC, deprecates arrest of scribe from bedroom at midnight

New Delhi, 29/8: Journalists are not terrorists”, the Supreme Court said on Monday, as it deprecated the Jharkhand police knocking on the door of a scribe of a local Hindi news channel at midnight and dragging him out of his bedroom before placing him under arrest in an extortion case.


Calling the police action “excesses of the state”, the top court said it seems that “complete lawlessness” is prevailing in Jharkhand.


A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and Hima Kohli refused to interfere with an order of the Jharkhand High Court granting interim bail to the journalist and said it will not entertain the state’s appeal.

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