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Delhi HC directs Zee News to disclose source of information in Delhi riots

By Astha Joshi-

A bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru of the Delhi High Court had asked Zee News to disclose the source of the confessional statements of the accused in the Delhi riots.

Advocate Vijay Aggarwal, appearing for Zee News, said that as per his information, the information was already there in the public domain.

The petition was filed by the accused, Asif Tanha. He has alleged that the police officials have leaked the purported claim of the investigation to the media.

Tanha has stated that he was forced to sign papers in the station.

Responding to the allegations, the Delhi Police has denied that no information was leaked from their side.

Furthermore, the police were aggrieved by the leaked footage as that has hampered the investigation.

The Court directed Zee News to “file an affidavit clearly disclosing the source from where the alleged confessional statement of the petitioner was received, before the next date of hearing.”