Court restrains IGP Basant Rath from posting ‘defamatory’ remarks against 6 acquaintances of J-K police…

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Court restrains IGP Basant Rath from posting ‘defamatory’ remarks against 6 acquaintances of J-K police…


A local court in Jammu restrained suspended inspector general of police (IGP) Basant Rath from posting any “derogatory” remarks on social sites against six people, who claimed to be “acquainted with the current director general of police, Dilbag Singh.”

Rath, an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Jammu and Kashmir cadre, was recently suspended from his services following his spat with DGP Dilbag Singh.

Second additional munsiff Jeewan Kumar Sharma on Saturday restrained Rath from “posting material by any means of communication which is defamatory or derogatory against six persons who claimed to be acquainted with the DGP Dilbag Singh.”

The court gave the order on a suit filed by Parveen Kumar Mittal, Virender Dubey, Saurabh Dang, Rahul Bansal, Davinder Verma and Amit Kohli, all prominent businessmen and a medical practitioner.

They had sought an injunction restraining the of 2000 batch police officer from posting any defamatory, derogatory, libel or slanderous posts, material on social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or any other social media platform against them.

They also sought a further decree in the nature of mandatory injunction directing Rath to withdraw defamatory posts made by him on various social media platforms.

They contended that Rath has made expressions, representations and gestures against them which on the face of it are opposing the decency and morality, besides being defamatory in its nature.

They said they are acquainted with the current director general of police, Dilbag Singh and have family relations with him

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