‘Malafide, arm-twisting’: Karnataka HC quashes UP cops’ notice to Twitter India MD for personal appearance

BENGALURU: In a large aid for Manish Maheshwari, managing director of Twitter India, the Karnataka top court docket on Friday quashed understand issued by way of the Uttar Pradesh police below segment 41-A of prison process code, vis-a-vis the continued probe into the stream of a communally delicate video clip of an aged Muslim guy being attacked.
The court docket has identified that the petitioner isn’t arrayed as an accused and the police have now not proven an iota of subject matter to turn prima facie involvement of petitioner and the attention below problem is vitiated my malafide.

Justice G Narendar, alternatively, has mentioned that the attention needs to be learn as the only issued below segment 160 of CrPC and if the police need to interrogate him, they may be able to achieve this by the use of digital mode.
The pass judgement on has additional famous that invoking of segment 41 A, right away after segment 160 understand creates a doubt within the thoughts of the court docket that it was once arm-twisting approach as petitioner.
The pass judgement on additionally identified that knowledge sought from the petitioner was once very a lot to be had within the public area and information positioned prior to the court docket indicated that Twitter India is an impartial entity.
In his petition difficult the June 21 understand, Maheshwari had claimed that he had obviously clarified that he had not anything to do with the mentioned video clip and he’s best an worker of the corporate.
On June 24, the top court docket had granted period in-between aid, directing the Uttar Pradesh police to not take any coercive motion towards Maheshwari in pursuance of the mentioned 41-A understand. Then again, the police got liberty to query him thru digital mode.

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