Vinod Dua was accused of spreading rumours and instigating people during the communal violence in Delhi last year through his YouTube shows.
Reported by Abraham Thomas | Edited by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2021 10:55 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed an FIR filed against journalist Vinod Dua for allegedly spreading rumours and ‘instigating’ people during the communal violence in Delhi last year through his YouTube shows.
A bench of Justices UU Lalit and Vineet Saran rejected another petition, put forth by Dua, demanding that a committee be formed to ensure no FIR involving sedition is filed directly against journalists with at least 10 year standing.
The bench said, “any relied in terms of the second prayer will amount to encroachment of the field of legislature.”
The FIR was registered against Dua on May 6 2020 at Himachal Pradesh by a local BJP leader.