On Thursday, the Supreme Court refused to hear Republic TV’s plea in the TRP scam case, the court asked the petitioner to first go to the Bombay High Court. Significantly, Republic TV approached the Supreme Court after the Mumbai Police issued summons to Republic TV in connection with the TRP racket manipulation.
After which the bench of Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice Indu Malhotra and Justice Indira Banerjee refused to hear the petition. Also, a 3-judge bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud asked Republic TV to go to the Bombay High Court before going to the Supreme Court.
In fact, on the previous day, Mumbai Police had issued summons to Shiva Subramaniam Sundaram, CFO of Republic TV, after which Republic TV approached the Supreme Court for relief. Republic TV CFO Shiv Subramaniam Sundaram had requested the Mumbai Police to not record his statement until the Supreme Court hearing is scheduled in 1 week.
Please tell that Mumbai Police issued summons against Sundaram on Friday and asked to appear for investigation by 11:00 am on Saturday. After this, ARG Outliers Media Pvt Ltd and Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the summons issued by the Mumbai Police officers. The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear.
The court asked the petitioners why they did not go to the Bombay High Court earlier, the Supreme Court said that hearing this petition without the High Court would send a message that we do not trust the High Court, so like any ordinary citizen, you should also go to the High Court. needed.