The Allahabad High Court has dismissed a person’s plea to quash the FIR lodged against them for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and other Union ministers.
Dismissing the petition filed by Mumtaz Mansoori, a bench of Justice Ashwini Kumar Mishra and Justice Rajendra Kumar-IV said, “Though the Constitution of this country recognizes the freedom of expression of every citizen, such right cannot be abused or derogatory to remarks.” against any citizen much less than the Prime Minister or other ministers of the Government of India.”
According to the case registered under section 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of the IPC and section 67 (punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of the IPC at Mirganj, a police station in Jaunpur district, the accused He made derogatory remarks against the Prime Minister, Home Minister and other Union Ministers on his Facebook account.
Mr Mansoori had moved the High Court to quash the FIR.
However, the court on Wednesday refused to entertain the petition saying, “The FIR clearly discloses the commission of a cognizable offence. We have to intervene in the present writ petition filed with a prayer for quashing of such FIR.” does not find any good ground. The authorities shall be at liberty to proceed with the matter in accordance with law and conclude the investigation at the earliest.”