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Karnataka HC: Will Dictate Order On Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari's Plea On July 20

The Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) police issued the notice under Section 41-A of the CrPC on June 21 asking him to report at the Loni Border police station at 10.30am on June 24.

Karnataka HC: Will Dictate Order On Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari's Plea On July 20
Karnataka HC will dictate order on Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari's plea on July 20 PTI

In connection to the Twitter India managing director Manish Maheshwari's plea against the notice issued by the Uttar Pradesh police to appear before them in person, the Karnataka High Court said on Tuesday that it will announce its verdict on July 20 

 Justice G Narendar said he would dictate the order next Tuesday only after going  through the citations  regarding the territorial jurisdiction of police thoroughly.

The Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) police issued the notice under Section 41-A of the CrPC on June 21 asking him to report at the Loni Border police station at 10.30am on June 24.

Maheshwari had moved the Karnataka High Court as helives in Bengaluru in Karnataka.

On June 24, the High Court, in an interim order,restrained the Ghaziabad police from initiating any coercive action against him.

Justice Narendar had also maintained that if the police wanted to examine him, they could do so through virtual mode.

The Ghaziabad police, on June 15, booked Twitter Inc, Twitter Communications India Pvt.Ltd.(Twitter India), news website The Wire, journalists Mohammed Zubair and Rana
Ayyub, besides Congress leaders Salman Nizami, Maskoor Usmani, Shama Mohamed and writer Saba Naqvi.

They were booked over the circulation of a video in which an elderly man, Abdul Shamad Saifi, alleges he was thrashed by some young men who also asked him to chant ''Jai
Shri Ram'' on June 5.

According to police, the video was shared to cause communal unrest.

(With PTI Inputs)

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