SC stays order for arrest of Shashi Tharoor and 6 journalists

On tuesday, the Supreme Court stayed the arrest of Congressman Shashi Tharoor and six journalists, including Rajdeep Sardesai, against them in connection with FIRs, for their alleged "misleading" tweets about the violence during the Republic Day farmers' tractor rally in Delhi.

A bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde provided notices and demanded answers from the Centre and others on petitions filed by Mrinal Pande, Zafar Agha, Paresh Nath, Vinod K Jose and Anant Nath, from Tharoor, Sardesai and journalists. When the bench announced that it was issuing a notice in the case, senior lawyer Kapil Sibal, who appeared for Tharoor, stated that no coercive action had been taken against the petitioners in the meantime. To know more, watch the full video!