The Delhi High Court has issued notices to the Information & Broadcasting Ministry, Prasar Bharati, News Broadcasters Association (NBA) and Press Council of India (PCI) on Thursday after actor Rakul Preet Singh moved court alleging a ‘media trial’ in a drug investigation related to Sushant Singh Rajput case.
Rakul Preet’s was named by Rhea during the Narcotics Control Bureau investigations into Sushant Rajput Death case. The HC issued a notice in Rakul’s petiton against “unsubstantiated” media reports against her in connection with the drug case. Rakul has argued that media reports are flouting I&B Ministry’s guidelines. The directions came on Thursday during a hearing of Rakul’s plea in the matter, legal websites reported.
“It is hoped that media houses and TV channels would show restraint and abide by the Program Code and other guidelines while making any report in connection with Rakul,” the High Court said, adding, “Even if action is taken against one channel, it will send a message to others.”
She further added that she is seeking a direction to MIB India to ensure media channels are complying with its rules, failing which action is taken against erring channels.
Rhea was arrested in a drug case in connection with the Sushant Singh Rajput death case currently being probed by NCB, ED and CBI. Names of actresses Rakul Preet Singh, Sara Ali Khan, and designer Simone Khambatta were listed by Rhea in the statement during the interrogation.
While the other actress Sara is yet to respond on the reports on her in connection with drug usage, it was learned that there were many other A-listers name linked with the drug cartel which came to limelight after the mysterious death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.