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HC imposes Rs 2 lakh fine on man for objectionable post on Facebook against govt official

Press Trust of India  |  Nainital 

The High Court today imposed a fine of Rs 2 lakh upon a resident for posting an objectionable comment against the on

Taking a stern view of the matter, the single bench of Justice 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.

The court found truth in the charge that Kargeti posted an objectionable comment against Nautiyal on to defame the who is also

Nautiyal had lodged an FIR alleging Kargeti was making false and baseless allegations against him and posting them on

It was torturing him mentally and creating hindrance in discharge of his official obligations, Nautiyal said in the FIR.

The investigating collected documentary evidence and submitted a charge sheet against the offender before the court which decided to penalise the offender.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 20:40 IST
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