Accusations made in complaint to lawful authority in good faith cannot attract offence of defamation: Supreme Court

The Court relied on Exception 8 to Section 499 of the Indian Penal Code to note that allegations made in a complaint addressed to the SDM will constitute the offence of defamation.
Supreme Court
Supreme Court

The Supreme Court recently reiterated that accusations made in a complaint against a person, in good faith, to those who have lawful authority over such person, will not constitute the offence of defamation [Kishore Balkrishna Nand v. State of Maharashtra and Another].

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