Shashi Tharoor and many other journalists including Rajdeep Sardesai and Vinod K Jose and others have made a plea and moved the Supreme Court requesting the court to quash the FIRs that has been registered against them for purporting false “misreporting” and “spreading disharmony” over social media platform Twitter and reports on the ongoing protests of the farmers.
The accused had spread misleading and wrongful information regarding the death of the protestor calling it killing, which instead turned out to be an unfortunate accident.
The Delhi Police has filed a case against Shashi Tharoor, Rajdeep Sardesai and Vinod K Jose, and others. They were all accused of sedition among many other charges booked under section 120B, 153, 504, 505-1b of the IPC Act.
This happened on the highlight of stating that a protestor was shot dead during the protest by the Delhi Police. But the fact was incorrect and was based on fallacious information. The tractor of the victim overturned which resulted in his death. The post-mortem report has ruled out any bullet injuries which might have caused the death.
The accused had spread misleading and wrongful information regarding the death of the protestor calling it killing, which was instead actually an unfortunate accident.