Supreme Court protects television journalist Sudhir Chaudhary from arrest in FIR lodged in Jharkhand

    The Hawk
    March11/ 2024
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    A tribal group files complaint under the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes Act over comments made after the arrest of former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren by the Enforcement Directorate.

    Sudhir Chaudhary

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday granted protection from arrest to news anchor Sudhir Chaudhary in connection with an FIR lodged in Ranchi for allegedly making objectionable remarks on air after the then Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in January.

    A bench headed by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud took note of the submissions of senior advocate Siddharth Luthra, appearing for the journalist, that he was facing threat of arrest.

    “Pending further orders, no coercive steps be taken,” the bench ordered and issued notice to the state police and others on the plea the news anchor.

    A tribal group had filed a police complaint under the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act against him for his alleged remarks.