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BJP Functionary Booked For Sharing Controversial Tweet Moves Madras High Court Seeking Return Of Phone Seized During Investigation

Upasana Sajeev
7 Sep 2022 12:30 PM GMT
BJP Functionary Booked For Sharing Controversial Tweet Moves Madras High Court Seeking Return Of Phone Seized During Investigation
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The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the Central Crime Branch to respond to a plea filed by BJP State Executive Committee member Sowdha Mani for the return of her iPhone which was seized during the investigation following objectionable retweets. The Crime Branch informed the bench of Justice P Velmurugan that the phone had been sent to the forensic experts for...

The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the Central Crime Branch to respond to a plea filed by BJP State Executive Committee member Sowdha Mani for the return of her iPhone which was seized during the investigation following objectionable retweets.

The Crime Branch informed the bench of Justice P Velmurugan that the phone had been sent to the forensic experts for examination.

Mani was arrested by the Cyber Crime Wing of the Central Crime Branch for retweeting a video that allegedly hurt religious harmony. The video claimed that only Hindu Temples were being demolished following court orders for removal of encroachment and other religious institutions were left untouched.

The court had previously dismissed her anticipatory bail petition after observing that the message in the video was not only against the government but against the judiciary also and if such messages were forwarded, people would lose faith in the judiciary.

The matter has been posted to September 19.

Case Title: Sowdha Mani v State

Case No: Crl RC 1292 of 2022


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