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Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi's arrest illegal- Justice Markandey Katju

Kamayani Bali-Mahabal
Mumbai (Bombay), India

Sep 10, 2012 — Press Council of India chairman Justice Markandey Katju has defended Aseem Trivedi saying arresting a person who has not committed a crime is a crime in itself. He said, "In my opinion the cartoonist did nothing illegal. In a democracy many things are said, some truthful and others false. These are occupational hazards, and politicians, like judges, must learn to put up with them."