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CBI files indictment against man for posting defamatory social media content against judges : The Tribune India

New Delhi, September 2

The CBI has filed an indictment against a Lingareddy Rajasekhar Reddy for allegedly posting defamatory content against High Court and Supreme Court judges on social media, officials said on Thursday.

The agency had registered a case on November 11 last year against 16 defendants and repossessed 12 FIRs from CID, Andhra Pradesh, by order of the Andhra Pradesh High Court.

It has been alleged that staff in senior positions in Andhra Pradesh intentionally targeted the judiciary and posted derogatory messages on the social media platform against judges following certain verdicts by judges in the Andhra Pradesh High Court, CBI spokesman RC Joshi said.

He said that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) removed objectionable posts from social media platforms, public domains and many such posts and accounts were removed from the internet.

The agency filed its indictment in a competent court in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.

“During the investigation, the said accused was arrested on July 9, 2021 in Cuddaph, Andhra Pradesh and currently he is in custody. Searches were also conducted at the residential premises of the accused in Cuddapah, this which resulted in the recovery of incriminating documents,” Joshi added.PTI


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