HC to hear Naveen Jindal’s plea against news on alleged sexual assault case against him

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New Delhi | January 17, 2015 5:30 AM

The Delhi High Court today posted for hearing on January 19 a plea by Congress leader...

The Delhi High Court today posted for hearing on January 19 a plea by Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal seeking a direction to restrain the media from airing the news relating to alleged sexual assault case against him and his associates.

A bench of Justice Jayant Nath issued a notice to a private news channel which was allegedly broadcasting the report on it.

The court said it has to go through the response of the news channel and the matter cannot be taken up hurriedly as a comprehensive order has to be passed after a detail hearing.

“I will have to pass a comprehensive order. I will do it on Monday (January 19),” the judge said and refused to restrain various media houses from publishing the news relating to the alleged assault.

“Anyway, it (news related to the allegation) has been going since January 6. Let it go on,” the court said.

The court was hearing an injunction petition filed by Naveen Jindal seeking a direction to TV channels and print media from publishing the news related to the alleged assault.

Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Parag Tripathi, appearing for Jindal, said “all these allegations are part of a big conspiracy and to malign our name.

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