Breather for Manoranja Singh
FROM A CORRESPONDENT
NEW DELHI, May 14: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued a stay order on a crimil complaint filed by Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi against senior jourlist Manoranja Singh. The apex court has granted the interim stay to Manoranja Singh in a crimil defamation case that had been filed against her by Chief Minister Gogoi in 2007.
Manoranja had challenged the provisions of IPC sections 499 and 500 which had been imposed in the defamation case. Similar stays have been granted in cases involving Subramanian Swamy, Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal.
The Supreme Court has also agreed to examine the constitutiol validity of Sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Pel Code. Manoranja Sinh challenged these provisions of IPC in relation to the complaint filed against her by Chief Minister Gogoi.
“The crimil complaint lodged by Assam CM has been stayed till further orders,” an order says. The prosecutor has been asked to respond within four weeks. The matter is now likely to be heard on July 8 with other similar matters raised by Subramanian Swamy, Arvind Kejriwal and Rahul Gandhi.