Press reporter is expected to make public aware of illegal activities in an honest way Calcutta HC

  • | Wednesday | 5th August, 2020

Kolkata: Observing that a press reporter is expected to make the public aware of any illegal activities in an honest way, the Calcutta High Court has said that a proper reporting of any such incidents would assist the administration in taking appropriate measures against the offenders. Granting the anticipatory bail prayer of Avishek Dutta Roy, the division bench last week said that a press reporter is expected to make the public aware of any illegal activities in an honest way. "In fact, a proper press reporting of any such incidents would assist the administration in taking appropriate measures against the offenders," the court observed. The division bench said that it is equally expected that if the news report is found to be correct, "then the complainant is liable to be prosecuted." Noting that cases of illegal mining are frequently noticed, the court said that it must be prevented.

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