The CBI filed separate chargesheets against four persons for allegedly making derogatory remarks on social media on judges and the judiciary.
CBI, The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said it filed the chargesheets before a special court in Guntur in Andhra Pradesh.
The chargesheets were filed against Dhani Reddy Konda Reddy, Pamula Sudheer, Adarsh Pattapu and Lavanuru Samba Siva Reddy, said a media report.
The central investigation agency registered a case in the connection with the derogatory remarks on November 11 last year against 16 people.
The CBI took over the investigation of a total of 12 FIRs from the CID of Andhra Pradesh after an order issued by the Andhra Pradesh High Court.
“…It was alleged that the key personnel occupying posts of prominence in Andhra Pradesh by intentionally targeting the Judiciary, made derogatory posts on social media platform against Judges and Judiciary following some court verdicts…,” the CBI said in a statement.
“Action was also initiated by CBI, after it had registered this case to get objectionable posts removed from social media platforms, public domains and a lot of such posts/accounts were removed from internet,” the agency stated.
The accused were arrested in July and August this year, the report said.
The Supreme Court in August criticised the CBI and Intelligence Bureau (IB) for “not helping the judiciary at all” in matters relating to security of judges.
A day after the Supreme Court remarks, the CBI nabbed two individuals.