The Karnataka High Court has said that the Ghaziabad Police is not keen to investigate the controversial viral video posted on Twitter by a person in the case involving investigation into the role of Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari.
Manish Maheshwari (file photo)
The hearing of the case of Twitter India head Manish Maheshwari has been completed. The High Court will pronounce its verdict on this petition on July 13. Manish Maheshwari, head of Twitter Communications India Pvt Ltd, has challenged the notice issued by Ghaziabad Police under Section 41A of CrPC in a video case. The Karnataka High Court has heard the petition filed in this matter.
During the hearing, it was said in the court that Section 160 of CrPC cannot be read separately but should be read in conjunction with Section 161. The three grounds that he claims that this court has territorial jurisdiction to hear the case are not available to him.
Ghaziabad Video: Karnataka HC to shortly begin hearing a plea filed by Manish Maheshwari, an employee of Twitter Communications India Private Ltd challenging notice issued under Section 41A of CrPC @manishm @TwitterIndia pic.twitter.com/hHELt7lRTu
— Bar & Bench (@barandbench) July 9, 2021
The Karnataka High Court has said that the Ghaziabad Police is not keen to investigate the controversial viral video posted on Twitter by a person in the case involving investigation into the role of Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari. It was claimed in the above video that an elderly man’s beard was cut off and he was forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Vande Mataram’.
While hearing the matter last, a single bench of Justice G Narendra said, “It is a matter of investigation, so I am asking why you did not investigate. The whole problem is that you don’t want to investigate.” The court asked the respondent Ghaziabad police, “You are not answering my question at all- on what basis are you saying that Twitter India is responsible. Noting that Twitter India and Twitter Inc are two independent bodies, the court asked whether Twitter India was also an arbitrator. The court asked the respondent, “The complainant is very clear that they are two independent bodies. So where is the investigation?”
Asking the Ghaziabad police not to mix Twitter India and Twitter Inc together on the ground that they are independent bodies, the court sought to know whether the police had approached the Registrar of Companies (ROC).