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SC quashes order on troop movement report

The Supreme Court on Friday quashed the Allahabad HC order which had prevented media from reporting on the controversy related to alleged Army units' movement towards Delhi on 16 January  amid the prevailing row over erstwhile Army chief V K Singh's date of birth.

A bench of justices H L Dattu and C K Prasad allowed the plea of Press Council of India which had challenged the order saying that court cannot impose such a ban on media as it violates the freedom of speech.

The bench said the high court erred in passing such order as ban on media was not sought and the prayer was only to hold an inquiry into the controversial incident.
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