NEW DELHI: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and several journalists, including Rajdeep Sardesai, have moved the Supreme Court to challenge the FIRs against them over their tweets on the January 26 violence during the farmers' tractor march here.
Delhi Police had filed a case against Tharoor, Sardesai, The Caravan and others on January 30 on a complaint by city resident Chiranjiv Kumar, who claimed that Tharoor and others "misled" people on the death of a protester in central Delhi's ITO when thousands of farmers swarmed the area.
Earlier, Tharoor and six journalists were booked by the Noida police for sedition, among other charges, in connection with the violence.
Journalists MrinalPande, Zafar Agha, PareshNath and AnantNath also moved the top court on Tuesday evening to challenge the cases filed against them on charge of posting misleading tweets on the Republic Day violence.
The Madhya Pradesh Police too has filed a case against Tharoor and six journalists over their alleged misleading tweets in this regard. (IANS)