AP HC orders CBI probe into social media comments against judges

12-10-2020 Mon 16:26

The AP High Court on Monday ordered a CBI probe into defamatory comments posted on social media against the High Court and its judges. After hearing the arguments of the AP government and CID, the High Court handed over the investigation to the CBI. The CBI directed to register cases against the accused and submit a report within eight weeks. The High Court instructed the AP government and CID to extend cooperation to the CBI and adjourned the hearing to December 14. Earlier, it also directed the Centre to amend the IT Act to provide protection to the judiciary.

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