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SC grants protection from arrest to Tharoor, Sardesai in connection with RD violence

The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted protection from arrest to Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and senior journalists Rajdeep Sardesai, Mrinal Pande, Zafar Agha, Paresh Nath and Anant Nath in connection with multiple FIRs lodged against them over their allegedly “misleading” tweets on the violence in Delhi during farmers’ tractor rally on the Republic Day.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde posted the petitions challenging the FIRs against them for further hearing after two weeks.

The petitioners shall not be arrested till the next date of hearing, said the Bench.

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