The following provisions of the Criminal Procedure Codes, 1973 are relevant to media.

Section 91. Summons to produce document or other thing

 (1) Whenever any Court or any officer in charge of a police station considers that the production of any document or other thing is necessary or desirable for the purposes of any investigation, inquiry, trial or other proceeding under this Code by or before such Court or officer, such Court may issue a summons, or such officer a written order, to the person in whose possession or power such document or thing is believed to be, requiring him to attend and produce it, or to produce it, at the time and place stated in the summons or order.

(2) Any person required under this section merely to produce a document or other thing shall be deemed to have complied with the requisition if he causes such document or thing to be produced instead of attending personally to produce the same.

(3) Nothing in this section shall be deemed—

(a) to affect Sections 123 and 124 of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872, (1 of 1872) or the Bankers’ Books Evidence Act, 1891, (13 of 1891), or

(b) to apply to a letter, postcard, telegram, or other document or any parcel or thing in the custody of the postal or telegraph authority.