It has been more than two months, and the political circles and people of Telangana still discuss the controversial marriage bills of Rajat Kumar’s daughter’s wedding. While Rajat is a senior official of the Irrigation Department, a corporate entity like Megha company paying the massive bills has raised quite a number of questions among the people. Media outlets from Tolivelugu to various others revealed the facts and figures behind this incident. However, there is a no open action by the government so far. There was a huge political outrage over this. Opposition leaders have accused public elected politicians and contractors of embezzling public money under Quid Pro Quo.
In this context, Megha has filed a petition in the Khammam District Court seeking an injunction restraining the media outlets from writing articles against them. They particularly spoke of a few media platforms like Tolivelugu, other news websites, state, and national newspapers, and news-sharing social media platforms like Google, and Twitter. It was in this order that the court issued an interim injunction. However, V6 Velugu Counter filed a petition in the High Court challenging it. The apex court, which recently heard the case conducted an investigation and issued an order which somehow sounded like an open warning to Megha.
The High Court has suspended the injunction order issued by the Khammam District Court. Arcot Chandrasekhar, a lawyer for V6 Velughu, argued that the injection was unconstitutional. He told the court that the media companies were likely to close down as a result of the lower court order that urged the outlets to not publish the original news. Khammam court recalled that the interim injunction clearly violates the fundamental rights enshrined in the constitution and that the order should be lifted. The High Court pointed out that this would create a situation where the media could not function freely. Chandrasekhar explained that the judgments given by the Supreme Court in the past were clear and the court had recorded their arguments. The High Court bench upheld the contention and suspended the injunction order brought by Megha. They further directed Megha to approach the district court for further clarity.
Journalists stated that this ruling is a blow to those who attempt to obstruct media freedom. They say this is a lesson for those who have a tendency not to let anything or anyone out no matter how many mistakes were made. In the past, Tolivelugu had given many articles on the business crime committed by Megha.
From the Seizure of a 7-acre pond in Nagaram, the issue of dealing with an Italy-based drill company that goes by the name- McSpa, GST evasion of Rs 12,000 crore, extortion of Pattissima motors, collusion with Gold Stone Prasad, Olectra- the electric bus making company, and encroachment of medical colleges with the help of Lingamaneni Ramesh.
Tolivelugu has shared a series of articles on various irregularities of the Megha company. In a similar way, regarding the issue of Rajat Kumar’s daughter bills, Tolivelugu shared a plethora of insightful stories so far. In an attempt to fight against the media obstructing this news from coming out, the Megha company has approached the Khammam court to prevent it from publishing articles in other magazines, channels and websites.
However, the media community was outraged that this was a violation of media freedom. Round-table meetings were held, and the media committees severely criticized Megha.
It was against this backdrop that the High Court heard a petition filed against the Khammam court verdict, passing the judgment against Megha. This once again proved that Megha’s attempts to put down media are gone in vain, and the court’s ruling once again proved that justice prevails.