The Bombay High Court granted anticipatory bail to journalist Poonam Agarwal and triple amputee war veteran Deepchand on 26 April in the Quint sting operation case. They were both charged under Section 3 and 7 of the Official Secrets Act and under the IPC for abetting suicide by police in Nashik Maharashtra. The case was registered after the body of gunner Roy Mathew was found inside an abandoned barrack, days after he featured in a sting operation by The Quint. It sought to expose the army's sahayak system.
The story on India having slipped three places in the international press freedom rankings is one several newspapers have carried. It is based on an index of press freedom report by the global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders which says that journalists are less free under the Modi government due to threats from Hindu nationalists.The Economic Times had the story too, with the headline India slips in media freedom ranking: Report. But the report has now been removed. And, hold your breath, TOI removed the story too! Self censorship?