Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Newspaper reports of no evidentiary value: Delhi High Court

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The Delhi High Court, while dismissing a petition seeking details of the Supreme Court Collegium meeting held on December 12, 2018, held that newspaper reports regarding the same hold no evidentiary value and cognisance could not be taken of unsubstantiated and unverified reports.

The High Court’s attention was drawn to certain newspaper reports that reported certain statements said to have been made by one of the Collegium members, saying that certain decisions were taken during the December 2018 meeting, and expressing disappointment that they had not been uploaded.

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