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Full faith that judiciary will protect freedom of press: Newspaper editor after SC order

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The judiciary will protect the freedom of press, The Times said on Friday, minutes after the stayed the High Court judgment in a contempt case against her and the publisher of the daily.

The case relates to an article published by the paper on the perks and facilities for retired judges and their families.

The apex court also stayed the operation of the judgment by which the high court had imposed a fine of Rs 2 lakh each on Mukhim and publisher

Accompanied by her Vrinda Grover, Mukhim told PTI, "The has stayed and suspended the judgment passed by the High Court on March 8, 2019. I have full faith that judiciary will protect the freedom of press."

The high court had also said that if the two persons failed to deposit the fine, they will have to undergo six months simple imprisonment and the newspaper will be banned.

A bench, headed by Ranjan Gogoi, also issued notice to the on the appeal filed by the and the publisher of the newspaper.

The high court had on March 8 sentenced the and the publisher to sit in the corner of the court room till the rising of the court in the contempt case.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 14:40 IST