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DELHI HIGH COURT
Year of decision: 2016
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Indian Penal Code, 1860, Section 499, 500, Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, Section 300, Constitution of India, 1950, Article 20-- Civil suit for damages and criminal proceedings for defamation - Same parties in both the cases - In case a decree for damages is passed in civil suit then it does not stand in the way for pursing criminal proceedings for defamation...........
DELHI HIGH COURT
Year of decision: 2016
Details
Indian Penal Code, 1860, Section 499, 500, Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, Section 300, Constitution of India, 1950, Article 20-- Civil suit for damages and criminal proceedings for defamation - Same parties in both the cases - Both the cases are different in nature - Pendency of both the cases does not amount to double jeopardy...........
HYDERABAD HIGH COURT
Year of decision: 2015
Details
Indian Penal Code, 1860, Section 499, 500, Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, Section 482-- Defamation - Quashing of proceedings - Proceedings cannot be quashed on the ground that alleged act of accused falls within exception to S.499 IPC without there being any evidence on record...........
HYDERABAD HIGH COURT
Year of decision: 2015
Details
Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, Section 205, Indian Penal Code, 1860, Section 499, 500-- Defamation - Exemption from personal appearance - At the time when offence was committed accused was posted at place `V' in Andhra Pradesh and he was subsequently transferred to Maharashtra - Presence of accused on every date of hearing be not insisted unless his presence is required for any..........
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Year of decision: 2015
Details
Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, Section 199(4)(b)-- Defamation - Sanction for prosecution - It is not necessary for State Government to separately issue sanction order against each one of accused when they all are responsible for telecasting and publishing news item in the electronic and print media and also when names of said electronic and print..........
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Year of decision: 2015
Details
Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, Section 199(4)(b)-- Defamation - Sanction for prosecution - Accused contended that while granting sanction in favour of complainant, State Government has not applied its mind - Contention rejected as said sanction was accorded after appreciating statements telecast/published by accused in electronic and print media -..........
DELHI HIGH COURT
Year of decision: 2014
Details
Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, Section 197, Indian Penal Code, 1860, Section 499, 500-- Public servant - Sanction for prosecution - Act of defamation does not come within purview of official duty and therefore, sanction for prosecution u/s 197 Cr.P.C. is not required...........
GAUHATI HIGH COURT
Year of decision: 2014
Details
Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, Section 482, Indian Penal Code, 1860, Section 500, 34-- Defamation - Publication of defamatory article in newspaper - No positive averments in complaint about petitioners having prior knowledge of publication or petitioners being directly responsible for publication of said imputation - No presumption u/s 7 of Press and Registration of Books Act can be..........
KERALA HIGH COURT
Year of decision: 2013
Details
Indian Penal Code, 1860, Section 499, 500, Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, Section 482-- Defamation against company - No such offence will lie against company as company is only a juristic person and it cannot be attributed with mens rea, which is an essential ingredient for constituting the offence of defamation...........
KARNATAKA HIGH COURT
Year of decision: 2013
Details
Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, Section 200, 468-- Defamation - Private complaint - Cognizance of offence - Magistrate took cognizance on 20.10.2005 - Again took cognizance on 26.07.2008 - Held, it is well-established principle that Magistrate cannot take cognizance on a complaint on two occasions - Therefore, subsequent order dated 26.07.2008..........

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