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CBI Books 16 Persons Over Social Media Posts Targeting Judges of Supreme Court & AP High Court

CBI Books 16 Persons Over Social Media Posts Targeting Judges of Supreme Court & AP High Court
Some defamatory comments were made by the YuvajanaSramikaRythu Congress Party (YSRCP) against the judges of the Supreme Court and particularly insulting the judges of the Andhra Pradesh High court. The state CID was made to look into the matter but after their failure, the High Court on October 12, 2020, directed The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take over the case. 

While investigating the case, the CBI on November 16, 2020, combined 12 more cases to this case that were similar in nature in the way that all those cases too contained content which made corrupt allegations to the judges of the Supreme Court and High Court. 

The CBI booked 17 people under this case of which one was unknown and charged all of them under Section 153A of the Indian Penal Code for promoting enmity, Section 504 of the Indian Penal Code for the intentional insult with the intent to provoke breach of peace, Section 506 of the Indian Penal Code for punishment for criminal intimidation and Section 67 of the Information Technology Act for publishing obscene material in electronic form. 

The court left the matter to be heard next on December 14. 

It was held that when the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy wrote a letter to the Chief Justice of India where he attacked the judiciary by saying that the judge of Supreme Court N.V. Ramana was favouring a political party, no hearing was done against this because he was in a place of position. 


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