Five Arrested By CBI For social Media Posts Against Andhra Judges

A case was registered in opposition to 16 individuals, together with leaders of the ruling YSRCP, after the Andhra Pradesh Excessive Court docket ordered a CBI probe into ‘defamatory’ social media posts in opposition to the judiciary.

The CBI has arrested 5 individuals for allegedly posting defamatory content material in opposition to judges of the Andhra Pradesh Excessive Court docket and the Supreme Court docket on social media, officers mentioned on Sunday, August 8. The position of a Lok Sabha member, Nandigam Suresh, and Amanchi Krishna Mohan, each of the YSRCP, are underneath scanner within the case, and each have been examined by the company in its effort to unearth a bigger conspiracy, they mentioned. The arrests had been made by the CBI within the case through which it had booked 16 people for allegedly posting defamatory content material in opposition to the judges. The Andhra Pradesh Excessive Court docket had directed the company to probe the case and submit a report back to it in a sealed cowl.

On Saturday, the company arrested two individuals — Pattapu Aadarsh and Lavanuru Samba Siva Reddy — from Andhra Pradesh. Earlier, the CBI had arrested Dhami Reddy Konda Reddy and Pamula Sudheer on July 28, whereas Lingareddy Rajasekhar Reddy, who was residing in Kuwait, was arrested on July 9 when he landed in India, the officers mentioned.

"To analyze the bigger conspiracy, the CBI has additionally examined sure individuals, together with an MP and an ex-MLA, and in addition continued investigation into the position of different individuals who weren't talked about within the FIR," CBI spokesperson R C Joshi mentioned.

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