Delhi High Court: Vibhu Bhakru, J., restrains the Delhi Police officials to issue any such statement or circulating information regarding allegations and evidence collected against the petitioner.

Petitioner alleged that Delhi Police has been selectively leaking certain information regarding the allegations made against the petitioner and the evidence allegedly collected against her.

It has been added by the petitioner that the said information being leaked is selective and misleading.

Petitioners Advocate contended that the Crime Branch has been leaking out selective information and evidence to persons from the media. 

Misleading information about the petitioner could likely to place the petitioner and her family members at risk.

Bench directed the DCP of the Crime Branch to file a personal affidavit affirming whether any such information as is mentioned above has been circulated by the officials to third persons, journalists or on social media.

Thus, in the meantime respondent is restrained from issuing any such statement or circulating information regarding allegations and evidence allegedly collected against the petitioner or other accused to any person including to the media or on social media.

Matter to be listed on 09-07-2020.[Devangana Kalita v. Delhi Police, 2020 SCC OnLine Del 639 , decided on 10-06-2020]

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