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HC stays FIR proceedings against TOI  reporter

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Srinagar, Apr 23: Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday stayed the proceedings of the FIR registered against M Saleem Pandit, TOI reporter.

The case was registered against Pandit in Police Station Kothi Bagh under section 505 (1)b RPC dated April 03, 2018 , by ten local travel agencies for publishing ,what they called as  “fake news item” on April 01 and 02.

Justice M K Hanjura today hearing the plea of petitioner’s lawyer entertained the main petition for quashing the FIR, and directed the respondents SHO and Investigating officer to file objections on next date of hearing on May 29, 2018.

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