HC disposes of PIL
CHENNAI 28 JULY 2020 00:25 IST
UPDATED: 28 JULY 2020 00:25 IST
The Madras High Court on Monday disposed of a PIL petition after recording the DGP’s submission that 159 cases had been booked against 356 people for spreading fake news against Muslims linking them with the spread of COVID-19. Justices M.M. Sundresh and R. Hemalatha, however, granted liberty to the petitioner, ASA Umar Farooq of SDPI to pursue other legal remedies if he had any grievance.
- The liberty was granted at the instance of his counsel A. Raja Mohamed who said only 86 accused had been arrested so far.