Manish Tewari asks media to exercise caution
New Delhi: Media should refrain from pronouncing people guilty even before a trial has commenced in a court of law, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said Thursday.
He was responding to a question related to the railway bribery case involving former Union minister P K Bansal`s nephew.
"I fail to understand, are we going to follow concurrent tracks of justice in this country. That a track which is judicially driven and another track which is media driven.
"The CBI has filed its charge sheet based on whatever investigation it has conducted, if there is anybody who has a difficulty with that charge sheet, he can go and assail it in a court of law," Tewari said.
He said the media should also seriously reflect as to whether this kind of pre-judicial justice, turning jurisprudence on its head, pronouncing people guilty even before the trial has commenced, is a proper trajectory to follow.
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