Rakul Preet Singh moves to Delhi high court to stop media trial against her; court issues notice to I & B ministry, Prasar Bharti and Press Council of India
Actor Rakul Preet Singh has approached the Delhi High Court on Thursday requesting them to put a stop on the media trial going on against her in connection with the drug probe in Sushant Singh Rajput death case. The Court has issued a notice to the Central Government, Prasar Bharti, Press Council of India, National Broadcaster Association and the Information and Broadcast Ministry.
In her petition before the Delhi High Court, Rakul has said that a media trial has been going on against her ever since her name came up in the Sushant Singh Rajput and Rhea Chakraborty drug case. The actress has requested the High Court to instruct the I&B Ministry that there should be no negative media coverage against her. She also said that she got to know that Rhea has named her and Sara Ali Khan while she was on a shoot.
Rakul Preet Singh and Sara Ali Khan have been heavily trolled on social media platforms as well since the time their name has been cropped up in the case.
Delhi High Court has asked all media channels to work with discretion and has asked the Central Government, National Broadcaster Association, Prasar Bharti and the Press Council of India to give interim directions to media channels.
Rakul Preet Singh is reportedly a close friend of Rhea Chakraborty and because of that her name surfaced during the NCB investigation in Sushant Singh Rajput death case. The NCB is probing the drug angle in the case.
So far, 16 people, including Rhea, have been arrested in Sushant Singh Rajput death case. It also includes members of Rajput’s household staff, Samuel Miranda and Dipesh Sawant, Rhea’s brother Showik and six alleged drug peddlers.
Rhea and Showik were on Friday remanded in judicial custody till September 22. Miranda, Sawant and alleged drug peddlers Zaid Vilatra and Abdel Basit Parihar are also in judicial custody. Keshwani was in NCB’s custody till Monday. Three others – Ebrahim, Karan Arora, Abbas Lakhani – were granted bail soon after their arrest.
On film front, Rakul Preet Singh next will seen onscreen in Kamal Haasan starrer Tamil Film ‘Indian 2’ and Lakshya Raj Anand’s Hindi film ‘Attack’ along with John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez.