BJP candidate Tejasvi Surya gets court order to gag press

Tejasvi Surya named 49 media houses as defendants in his suit filed before the civil judge.

Bengaluru: BJP candidate Tejasvi Surya gets court order to gag press

The publications named include The Times of India, The Hindu and Deccan Herald, among English publications, and Kannada newspapers like Prajavani, Kannada Prabha, Vijaya Karnataka and Udayavani and social media platforms like Facebook and Google. They have all been barred from publishing “false, malicious and derogatory” news about Surya.

Surya got a temporary injunction from a Bengaluru court against reporting “defamatory” news about him.

Ordering the temporary injunction on March 29, the court observed that “It appears that some of the prima facie defamatory messages pertaining to him is in transit in the media’’ and that “the plaintiff has produced a copy of a Twitter publication that is called ‘Me too case against Tejaswi Surya’”.

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