High Court imposes Rs 2 lakh fine on man for objectionable post on Facebook against govt official
The court found truth in the charge that Kargeti posted an objectionable comment against Nautiyal on Facebook to defame the officer who is also the Deputy Director of the social welfare department.
Taking a stern view of the matter, the single bench of Justice Lokpal Singh imposed a fine of Rs 2 lakh on Chandra Shekhar Kargeti while also disposing off interim protection granted to him by vacating a stay on the proceedings of a case in the trial court in pursuance of an FIR filed in connection with the post.
It was torturing him mentally and creating hindrance in the discharge of his official obligations, Nautiyal said in the FIR.
The investigating officer collected documentary evidence and submitted a charge sheet against the offender before the court which decided to penalize the offender.
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