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HC gag order unprecedented, will problem it in SC, says Andhra govt advisor – The Indian Specific

Written by Sreenivas Janyala
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Up to date: September 16, 2020 10:21:09 pm


Sajjala Reddy, Andhra Pradesh, Amaravati land purchase, Andhra HC media gag, Andhra HC Amravati land order, Amravati Andhra newsSajjala Reddy stated the FIR was filed by an company which is the Anti-Corruption Bureau and it didn’t comprise something that violated the privateness of the individuals named in it. (Specific picture)

Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy, a Cupboard-rank chief who’s designated as Advisor to the Andhra Pradesh Authorities (Public Affairs), stated the Andhra Pradesh Excessive Courtroom’s gag order Tuesday night time was “unprecedented” and the state will problem it within the Supreme Courtroom shortly.

A Bench of Chief Justice J Ok Maheshwari issued an order Tuesday night to not report an FIR filed by the AP Anti-Corruption Bureau towards a former authorized officer and others over land buy in Amaravati.

“Our get together and authorities really feel that Tuesday night time’s order by the court docket, that too a prime court docket, is unprecedented. Now we have by no means seen or heard of this type of order earlier than. Usually, we see governments attempting to muzzle the media or bringing in legal guidelines to place curbs on the media. When that occurs, we’ve got seen that courts have come ahead to safeguard the rights of the media. After the Excessive Courtroom’s order Tuesday night time, we’re left questioning how the state of affairs has modified so drastically,’’ Ramakrishna Reddy informed The Indian Express.

He stated the FIR was filed by an company which is the Anti-Corruption Bureau and it didn’t comprise something that violated the privateness of the individuals named in it.

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“There’s nothing within the FIR that may have instantly punished these named in it. The one info is that some individuals with affect bought land. So the hurried response by the court docket in issuing a gag order units a brand new precedent,’’ he stated.

“We get the sensation that there’s one justice for the frequent man and one other for somebody who was a former authorized official. The equity and equality that our courts are identified for comes beneath scrutiny. As a substitute of dwelling on whether or not a fallacious has been dedicated or not, the court docket accepted the petitioner’s competition that the FIR was politically motivated and borne out of revenge, and issued the gag order… We’re unable to understand how as quickly because the FIR was filed, the court docket issued a gag order. We ask whether or not there’s any objectivity in it. We hope that the judges introspect on this order,’’ he stated.

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