Khurshid in response said that his client’s remarks about the media house were harsh and funny, but not defamatory and assured that such statements would not be made again.
The bench, thereafter, said, “A little bit of posturing does happen on both sides. As long as there is no name calling, the rhetoric comes down and they respect your right to silence, then it should be fine.”
During the hearing, the Khurshid said he does not want to gag the media and had never asked for a gag order.
“Investigation is their right. I am not objecting to it if they come out with something after their investigation.
Here, they have already held me guilty,” the lawyer said.
The channel said it was not misreporting the case or the facts.
The court, thereafter, told Tharoor’s lawyers to file their response to the affidavit filed by the journalist and the channel and listed the case for hearing on September 21.
The observations came during the hearing of the Congress leader’s Rs two crore defamation suit against Goswami and his channel.
Pushkar was found dead in a suite of a five-star hotel in south Delhi on the night of January 17, 2014 in mysterious circumstances.
( Source – PTI )