Case registered over defamatory Facebook post against Akhilesh Yadav
A case was registered against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and 49 others on the order of a court in Kannauj district of Uttar Pradesh over an alleged defamatory post against Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, police said on Tuesday.
A senior district police official, however, said, ''During the course of investigation Zuckerberg's name was dropped, while investigation is being carried out against the administrator of the (Facebook) page.'' Chief Judicial Magistrate Dharamveer Singh on Monday directed the police to lodge the case on the complaint of Amit Kumar, a resident of Sarahati village.
Amit Kumar said that an application was sent to the Superintendent of Police through a registered post on May 25, but no action was taken, following which he moved the court and urged that a case be registered.
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