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'Don’t Use Social Media For 1 Year,' Madras HC Asks Man Booked For Posting Against PM Modi [Read Order]

By LawStreet News Network      11 November, 2019 01:11 PM      0 Comments
'Don’t Use Social Media For 1 Year,' Madras HC Asks Man Booked For Posting Against PM Modi [Read Order]

The Madras High Court on November 4, 2019, in the case of Jabin Charles v. State, has imposed a baffling condition on a man as a requirement to get an anticipatory bail. 

A single-judge Bench of Justice G.R. Swaminathan has asked aTamil Nadu resident to stay away from social media for a period of one year. This was imposed as a condition for granting anticipatory bail for an alleged post against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Facebook.

The police had registered an FIR against Kanyakumari resident Jabin Charles under Section 505 (ii) of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, and Section 67B of the Information Technology Act, 2000, for posts relating to the Prime Minister.

The court granted the anticipatory bail noting that:

"The petitioner's counsel, on instructions, gives an undertaking that the petitioner would file an affidavit expressing his apology before the trial Magistrate. The apology should be worded in such a way that the petitioner expresses his regret. It should be evident that he has realized his mistake.

The petitioner's counsel, on instructions, gives an further undertaking that for the next one year, the petitioner will not be in the social media.” 

However, granting the anticipatory bail, the court clarified thatif the petitioner is found using social media, contrary to the undertaking, the prosecution could move the court for cancelling the anticipatory bail.

[Read Order]

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