Police cannot register FIR under Section 188 of IPC: Madras HighCourt quashes case against Anti-CAA protestor [Read Order]

The case concerned an activist who was arrested on allegations that he had protested against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) on a public road without permission last January. While quashing a criminal case filed against an Anti-CAA protestor, the Madras High Court was recently prompted to reiterate that the police cannot by itself registerContinue reading “Police cannot register FIR under Section 188 of IPC: Madras HighCourt quashes case against Anti-CAA protestor [Read Order]”

“Meant to intimidate independent journalists” Scroll.in Editors Supriya Sharma and Naresh Fernandes move Allahabad HC seeking to quash FIR

Scroll.in editors Supriya Sharma and Naresh Fernandes have moved the Allahabad High Court challenging the FIR registered against them seeking a stay on coercive action pursuant to the same. The FIR was registered in relation to a news article published by Scroll.in highlighting the plight of the villages in Varanasi district, which was adopted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Continue reading ““Meant to intimidate independent journalists” Scroll.in Editors Supriya Sharma and Naresh Fernandes move Allahabad HC seeking to quash FIR”