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The Karnataka High Court recently directed two police officers to pay an amount of Rs. 10,000 each for registering a First Information Report (FIR) under Section 66 (A) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act). This provision was struck down from the statute books by the Supreme Court five years ago.
Justice PS Dinesh Kumar in his order stated that criminal proceedings were initiated against the the petitioner in the matter invoking a section that has been struck down. In this regard, the High Court order reads,
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