Times Now case: Katju says SC order 'incorrect'November 16, 2011 14:54
The much-maligned Press Council Chairman Justice Markandey Katju today termed as "incorrect" orders of both the Supreme Court and the Bombay High Court in the Times Now channel case and urged for their reconsideration.
"I have a statement to make regarding the orders of the Bombay High Court and the Supreme Court in the case of the Times Now channel. With great respect to these orders, I am of the view that they are incorrect and require to be reconsidered," he said in his address at a seminar on the occasion of the National Press Day.
The Supreme Court on Monday had refused to interfere with the Bombay High Court order in the case. Under the Bombay High Court's recent order, Times Now news channel has been asked to deposit Rs. 20 crore in cash and bank guarantee of Rs 80 crore before its appeal against a trial court award of damages of Rs 100 crore to former apex court judge P B Sawant could be heard.
He said the channel made a mistake of showingthe photograph of Justice P B Sawant instead of Justice P K Samanta in connection with the Ghaziabad Provident Fund scam.