The Delhi government has written a letter to the information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry and others to stop misleading commercials in media claiming magical cures to diseases.
A division bench of Acting Chief Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw was shown a letter by the Delhi government counsel which stated that these commercials were often published with a view to mislead public.
Apart from the ministry, the letter was also written to the Press Information Bureau, the Press Council of India and the Advertising Standards Council of India, a regulatory voluntary organisation.
Going through the letter of the state, the court disposed of a public interest litigation seeking action against a self-styled baba who advertised offering "magic treatment" to patients.
The government told the court that no material was found to prosecute the self-styled city-based godman Nirmaljeet Singh Narula or Nirmal Baba.
The petition was filed by A.K. Jain alleging that Nirmal Baba had been advertising in different electronic and print media claiming to offer "magical treatment" while claiming himself to be a "representative of god".