Defamatory social media posts on judgments of the Andhra Pradesh Excessive Courtroom can be investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Excessive Courtroom mentioned at this time. The court docket has issued discover to 49 leaders and activists of the state’s ruling YSR Congress Celebration. Its order got here days after Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy complained to the Chief Justice of India, alleging that the Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh Excessive Courtroom and 4 different judges have been appearing in opposition to his elected authorities.
The Excessive Courtroom at this time mentioned the CBI ought to file instances in opposition to all those that slandered judges. Contending that the judgments of the Excessive Courtroom have been “misrepresented” within the social media posts, the judges requested the federal government to cooperate with the CBI.
Referring to the “objectionable feedback” on social media in opposition to its judgments, the court docket mentioned it was tarnishing the fame of the judiciary.
Mr Reddy had complained to Chief Justice SA Bobde a few senior decide of the Supreme Courtroom, claiming that he was working in opposition to the elected authorities of the state.
In his letter, Mr Reddy mentioned the highest court docket decide was appearing on behalf of the opposition Telugu Desam Celebration and that he was very near its chief and former chief minister Chandrababu Naidu.