Delhi government had said that media and other organisations could be prosecuted under criminal defamation charges for defamatory reports against the Delhi government or chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
SC, on the other hand, asked the Delhi chief minister 'why did he issue the circular' and has asked him to reply to the same within six weeks.
The court said that earlier he (Kejriwal) had approached the court seeking relief in a criminal defamation case and on the other hand his government issues such orders against the media.
Meanwhile the Congress reacted saying that wanted to gag the common man. "What Arvind Kejriwal wanted to do was to not only gag the media but also the common man, and leaders of political parties," Congress leader Ajay Maken said.
Delhi Government has asked all its officials to lodge a complaint with the Principal Secretary (Home) if they come across any news item which damage the reputation of the Chief Minister or the government, so that further action can be initiated.