Summary of Day 1 of Arguments

The Supreme Court expressed disapproval on the comments. A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and C. Nagappan framed the following questions:

(a) Whether an individual holding a public office can make such comment on crimes?

(b) Whether comments which potentially create doubt in the mind of the victim about a fair investigation can be allowed the State?

(c) Whether the statement is protected by the Right to freedom of speech and expression?

(d) Whether such comments defeat the concept of constitutional compassion and constitutional sensitivity?

The court stayed the investigation in the case and issued to Mr. Khan. Mr. Fali S Nariman was appointed as Amicus Curiae.