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Law Of Sedition Cannot Be Invoked To Quieten The Disquiet Under Pretence Of Muzzling Miscreants: Delhi Court

A Delhi Court granted bail to a 21 year old labourer who was accused of sedition and forgery for posting a fake video on his Facebook page relating to the senior officer of the Delhi Police in the wake of Farmers Protest. Dharmender Rana, Additional Sessions Judge granted bail to the accused after observing that the accused was not the author of the said post and had merely forwarded it. According to the prosecution, the accused had posted a fake video on his facebook page with the tagline “Delhi Police mae bagawat 200 police karmiyon ne diya samuhik istifa. Jai Jawaan Jai Kisan# I_Support_ Rakesh_ Tikait_ Challenge” (There is a rebellion in Delhi Police and around 200 police officials have given mass resignation. Hail the soldier. Hail the farmer). However, the posted video was related to an incident wherein a senior officer of Delhi Police was briefing police personnel at the protest site and also encouraging them to tackle the situation properly.

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