CBI arrests 3 more for derogatory social media posts against AP High Court judges

The three were arrested in Hyderabad on Saturday and were taken to the CBI office in Koti. After medical tests, they were produced before a court in Vijayawada and sent to 14 days remand.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  13 Feb 2022 10:35 AM GMT
CBI arrests 3 more for derogatory social media posts against AP High Court judges

Hyderabad: The CBI arrested three more persons in connection with the derogatory remarks made on social media against Andhra Pradesh High Court judges and the judiciary. The three were arrested in Hyderabad on Saturday and were taken to the CBI office in Koti. After medical tests, they were produced before a court in Vijayawada and sent to 14 days remand.

The three have been identified as lawyers Kalanidhi Gopala Krishna and Metta Chandrasekhar and Guntur Ramesh Kumar, a software engineer. The total number of arrested persons in the case has now reached 14.

On 11 November 2021, the CBI had registered a case under various sections of the IPC and the IT Act 2000 against 16 persons for making derogatory remarks against AP High Court judges and the judiciary. The AP CID had initially registered 12 FIRs and later, handed over the case to the CBI following High Court orders.

According to the CBI, the accused posted posts making derogatory remarks against judges and targeting them following some verdicts. Later, some objectionable posts and accounts were removed.

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