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Republic TV told to move Bombay High Court

The Supreme Court today refused to entertain Republic TV’s petition against summons issued to its executives by the Mumbai Police in connection with the TRP scam and asked it to move the Bombay High Court.

“Like any other citizen who faces the predicament of an investigation under the Code of Criminal Procedure, the petitioner will have to take recourse to the remedies available under appropriate provisions of law. Hence, the petition under Article 32 of the Constitution is not entertained,” a Bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud said. “One must have faith in the Bombay High Court,” said the Bench pointing out that Republic TV has an office at Worli which is close to Flora Fountain where the Bombay High Court is located.

“Better, you move HC for relief,” the top court told petitioner Arg Outlier Media Private Ltd which owns the Republic Media Network.

Harish Salve, representing the petitioner, withdrew the plea following the court’s refusal and the plea was “dismissed as withdrawn”.