Publishing news item about rift in police department not offence under Section 505 IPC: Bombay High Court

The Court was hearing a petition filed by a journalist from Solapur, seeking to quash criminal proceedings initiated against him for publishing a news article on rift between officers of the city police department.
Publishing news item about rift in police department not offence under Section 505 IPC: Bombay High Court
Justices Prasanna Varale, SM Modak and Bombay High Court

Publishing a news article about rift within two sections of police department would not amount to an offence under Section 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Bombay High Court held on Friday [Amol Vyavhare vs Purnima Shrirangi].

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