Cash-for-query scam: High Court quashes charges against journalists

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New Delhi, Sep 24 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Friday quashed charges against two journalists in cash-for-query scam.

The two journalists, Anirudh Bahal and Suhasini Raj, were charged for carrying out a sting operation against the then legislators for allegedly demanding money to ask questions in Parliament in 2005.

Justice S N Dhingra quashed the trial court order of July 6, 2009 of taking cognisance of the chargesheet filed against them.

"Charging the petitioners under Prevention of Corruption Act would amount to discouraging the people of this country from performing their duties enjoined upon them by the Constitution as well as the Criminal Procedure Code," the court said.

Both the journalists, reporters from website Cobra, had challenged a summoning order issued by a Special Judge.

They alleged that the police were shielding the corrupt MPs and framing them in the case instead. (ANI)

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