Republic Day violence: Shashi Tharoor, Rajdeep Sardesai move SC against FIRs over ‘misleading’ tweets
Tharoor and six journalists were booked by the Noida Police for sedition, among other charges, over the violence during the farmers' tractor rally
New Delhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai have moved the Supreme Court against multiple FIRs registered against them over their alleged "misleading" tweets on the violence during the farmers' tractor rally on Republic Day.
Journalists Mrinal Pande, Zafar Agha, Paresh Nath and Anant Nath also approached the top court on Tuesday evening against the FIRs.
On 30 January, Delhi Police had filed a case against Tharoor, Sardesai, The Caravan and others.
Earlier, Tharoor and six journalists were booked by the Noida Police for sedition, among other charges, over the violence during the farmers' tractor rally in Delhi, officials had said.
Madhya Pradesh police has also filed a case against Tharoor and the six journalists over their alleged 'misleading' tweets on the violence during the farmers' tractor rally in Delhi.
On 26 January, thousands of protesting farmers had clashed with the police during the tractor rally called by farmer unions to highlight their demand for repeal of the Centre's three farm laws.
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The Supreme Court website previously showed that it had registered a suo motu criminal contempt case against the journalist in connection with his tweets critiquing the judiciary in August 2020
Maninder Singh told the Delhi Police that he was a regular at Singhu border, where farmers have been protesting since November
Singh was taken into custody on Monday night and immediately shifted to Delhi for questioning, officials said