SC Dismisses PIL Against Journalists in AgustaWestland Scam

CBI had filed the chargesheet against nine people, including former IAF chief Tyagi and five foreign nationals.
  • On Friday, the Supreme Court dismissed a PIL on the investigation of journalists in AugustaWestland scam case.
  • It said that the independence of media cannot be curtailed on the basis of mere allegations. The apex court called the PIL an attack on media, which would smother the media’s independence.
  • Indian media and certain prominent journalists came under the scanner for allegedly receiving pay-offs and favours from AgustaWestland, for publishing favourably on the chopper deal.

(With inputs from agencies)