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Ex-cop Ribeiro seeks restraint on media ‘trial’ in Sheena case

Julio Ribeiro

Mumbai:  Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Julio Ribeiro has urged the Bombay High Court to restrain the media from conducting ‘trial’ in the Sheena Bora murder case.

Ribeiro, on September 3, wrote a one-page letter to Chief Justice of Bombay High Court Mohit Shah seeking the court’s intervention to stop the ongoing “media trial” in the case.

“Everyday the media is investigating the crime. They have already convicted the accused persons even as the probe is at a nascent stage. This daily media trial should not be allowed,” Ribeiro said.

The former police commissioner has sought court to intervene and put a stop to this.

The court, if it wishes, can take suo moto cognisance of the letter and can convert it into a public interest litigation.

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