Posting one's Grievance on Social Media like Facebook on Govt Page does not amount to Criminal Offence!

Manik Taneja & Anr vs State of Karnataka & Anr

Supreme Court

20/01/2015

CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 141 OF 2015 [Arising out of S.L.P. (Crl.) No.6449 of 2014)

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Posting one's Grievance on Social Media like Facebook on Govt Page is not amount to Criminal Offence!

 

Posting one's Grievance on Social Media like Facebook on Govt Page is not amount to Criminal Offence!

 

The page created by the traffic police on the Facebook was a forum for the public to put forth their grievances. In our considered view, the appellants might have posted the comment online under the bona fide belief that it was within the permissible limits. As discussed earlier, even going by the uncontroverted allegations in the FIR, in our view, none of the ingredients of the alleged offences are satisfied. We are of the view that in the facts and circumstances of the case, it would be unjust to allow the process of the court to be continued against the appellants and consequently the order of the High Court is liable to be set aside.

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