HC orders notices to Speaker, MLAs on journalists' arrest

HC orders notices to Speaker, MLAs on journalists' arrest

HC orders notices to Speaker, MLAs on journalists' arrest

The Karnataka High Court ordered notices to all respondents including speaker K B Koliwad, MLAs B N Nagaraj and S R Vishwanath, in a matter pertaining to Ravi Belagere's arrest.

Journalists Ravi Belagere' and Anil Raj had moved the court challenging their conviction and punishment of imprisonment for a year ordered by the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. They were held guilty of breach of privilege over alleged defamatory articles about the legislators.

Justice A S Boppanna said that this matters needs detailed consideration. He said that the all parties should be magnanimous in this matter until this case is before the court.

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