After a plea filed by actor Rakul Preet Singh, Delhi High Court has asked the centre to file a status report on action taken against media channels that are not members of the News Broadcasting Standards Association for violating the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act.
The matter is now listed for a further hearing on May 20 by Justice Prathiba M Singh. The court also asked the I&B ministry if it took any actions and found if channels beyond the reach of NBSA violated Cable TV Networks Act in broadcasting content relating to Rakul.
While I&B ministry filed an affidavit informing that NBSA has passed 10 orders in respect of the complaint filed by the actor. These order said that orders relate to action taken by NBSA on news reports/programmes telecast by 13 TV channels.
The ministry also informed the court that they are finding out the representation of the actor where she has sought the court’s intervention to ensure the media does not broadcast any programme or publish, print or circulate any article or writeup connecting her with the Rhea Chakraborty drug case.
Earlier Rakul filed an application where she asked for an interim order against the media till the time the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Mumbai, completes the investigation in the drug case and files an appropriate report before the competent court.