Supreme Court hearing plea by UP Police challenging Karnataka HC’s order restraining police from taking coercive action against Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari pursuant to the notice issued to him in a Ghaziabad FIR.
The FIR was registered over the tweets made by few journalists and politicians about the incident of an elderly Muslim man getting assaulted near Ghaziabad. It was alleged in the FIR that fake news was shared on Twitter regarding the attack being communal in nature.
SG: there’s a question of law that needs your Lordships examination. For the time being ignore the fact the reason why summon was issued, it was a 41A notice so there’s no question of arrest etc. The question is the territorial jurisdiction of the High Court.
Supreme Court seeks response of ex-TwitterIndia Managing Director Manish Maheshwari over UPGovt plea challenging Karnataka HC order granting him interim protection in Ghaziabad viral video case.
SG Tushar Mehta: Here is a question of law that needs examination. it is on the territorial jurisdiction of the High Court.
CJI: We issue notice. We will hear the matter in detail
Supreme Court issues notice to then Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari on UPGovt 's plea.
State led by SG Tushar Mehta questioned the jurisdiction of Karnataka HC order which quashed personal appearance notice to Maheshwari in a viral video case.