A lawyer, Dinesh was arrested by the Economics Offences Unit (EOU) of the state police on Thursday for allegedly posting abusive contents on social media against the Supreme Court judges, a former Chief Justice of India, Patna High Court judges and a former Union Law Minister.
The Patna High Court had directed the EOU to register an FIR and investigate the various objectionable materials and offences committed by Dinesh.
“A lawyer Dinesh has been abusing the judges of the Supreme Court including the then Chief Justice of India, Judges of Patna High Court as well as the Union Law Minister and other dignitaries. This abuse has been posted on various social media platforms. Though under the law, the abuse is required to be reported to the police but the social media platforms have failed in their duty, therefore this Court is taking up the matter.”Justice Sandeep Kumar.
The lawyer was arrested from his residence in Kurtha under Parsa Bazar police station. His mobile phone and other electronic gadgets were recovered by police.
An FIR was registered by EOU against Dinesh under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, the Information Technology Act, 2000 and the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971.