‘Toolkit’ case: Some media coverage on Disha Ravi sensational, prejudicial, says HC

The Hindu | Feb 19, 2021 at 8:07 AM
  • The Delhi High Court on Friday said certain media coverage of investigation in the FIR against climate activist Disha Ravi for her alleged involvement in sharing a ‘toolkit’ backing farmers’ protest, indicates “sensationalism and prejudicial reporting”, but declined to order removal of any such content at this stage.
  • The court, however, asked media houses to ensure that no leaked investigation material is broadcast as it could affect the probe and directed Delhi Police to abide by its stand, on affidavit, that it has not leaked nor intends to leak any probe details to the press.
  • The court was hearing Ms. Ravi’s plea to restrain police from leaking to the media any probe material in relation to the FIR lodged against her.