Andhra Pradesh High Court

Sanika Deshpande –

Published On: October 18, 2021, at 15:25 IST

Andhra Pradesh High Court directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to propose steps to prevent the circulation of intimidatory threats and defamatory remarks which affect the administration of justice.

The Bench of Justices Jomalya Bagchi and K Vijaya Lakshmi was hearing a Plea which was filed by the High Court of Andhra Pradesh Administration in 2020.

The Plea was regarding protecting its entity from the attack of some antisocial elements in the State.

The Court was pursuing a fourth Status Report filed on the behalf of Central Bureau of Investigation. It stated that investigation has been done into the matter and some accused have been taken into custody.

The Report further stated that a Chargesheet has been filed against four Accused persons under various Sections of IPC (Indian Penal Code) on September 13, 2021.

The Counsel for the High Court Administration was given liberty to file suggestive steps which may be taken for further investigation.

The Court issued the following directions to the Central Bureau of Investigation-

” It is the duty of the investigating agency not only to investigate the crime but also to prevent the commission of similar offenses in the future. CBI is directed to submit a report about steps has or proposed to take to prevent the circulation of such intimidatory threats, scurrilous and defamatory remarks which affect the administration of justice and immediate punitive measures with regard thereto.”

The Court also asked the Central Agency to ensure no such repetition of attacks on the Judiciary.

The CBI has been directed to file a report by October 28, 2021.

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