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Supreme Court allows news portal to withdraw plea?

The Supreme Court of India has allowed the news portal, The Leaflet, to withdraw its plea which asked for the protection of its sources from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The Leaflet had sought protection for its sources in a case where the CBI had sought access to its data in regards to a case involving the Madhya Pradesh government. The Supreme Court, however, refused to grant protection on the grounds that the news portal had failed to provide details of the sources. The court allowed the withdrawal of the plea on the grounds that the CBI has not taken any coercive action against The Leaflet. The decision was welcomed by the media fraternity as an important precedent for the protection of sources and confidential information.

  • Feb, 14 2023