Disha Ravi has moved to Delhi High Court and has filed a petition to seek action against India Today, News 18 and Times Now for having faced visceral attacks by them on the basis of leaked investigative matter and prejudicial press briefings.
Disha Ravi, who has been in Judicial Custody since February 14, is also seeking a direction against Delhi Police leaking any material to the Media in relation to the ‘Toolkit’ FIR.
According to LiveLaw, Disha Ravi has claimed in her petition that she “was wholly unlawfully and without basis arrested in Bengaluru allegedly in connection with the ‘Toolkit’ FIR and flown overnight to New Delhi without obtaining transit remand in flagrant violation of her constitutional rights.”
Ravi has claimed in her petition that she was wholly unlawfully and without basis arrested in Bengaluru allegedly in connection with the #Toolkit FIR and flown overnight to New Delhi without obtaining transit remand in flagrant violation of her constitutional rights.
— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) February 18, 2021
She has stated in her petition that she is severely aggrieved and is prejudiced by the media trial surrounding her arrest and the ongoing investigation. As a result, Disha Ravi seeks a direction by Delhi High Court to Centre to take action against these media under Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995. The petition also seeks “a direction to restrain the news channels from publishing the extracts of any alleged private chats between her and third parties or reporting in a manner that is violative of right to fair trial and right to privacy”, Bar and Bench has reported.
The activist was arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police on the evening of February 13 from her home in Soladevanahalli, Bangalore, and was subsequently taken to New Delhi for ‘questioning’.