Court directs portal to hide posts on their website and social media till further orders

Srinagar: A court in Srinagar has restrained ANN news portal not to publish or post any news related to alleged pregnancy scam till further orders.

The court has also directed ANN news through its editor in chief to file objections before court on the next hearing and has recorded that ‘prima facie a case is made out against them and others’.

The court of second additional Munsif, Ahtzaz Ahmed passed an interim order after applications were moved by doctor Nighat Saleem stating that the said news portal has published fabricated news against her which are “baseless and not true”.

The court after hearing the submissions noted that a prima facie case is made out and the balance of convenience lies with the plaintiff as an irreparable loss and injury would be caused to her which cannot be compensated at later stage by any means.

The court, however said that defendants are at liberty to file objections or seek modifications in the interim order till next date of hearing.The court will again hear the matter on 28 march.

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