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HC expresses rage over arrest of Troll Maga admin, directs immediate release

Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court, directed immediate release of the administrator of the Facebook page, Troll Maga and has stayed the criminal proceeding against the troll maga admin till July 11.

The police had arrested S Jaikanth, administrator of the Facebook page, Troll Maga for allegedly posting abusive and insulting, posts against former Prime Minister and JD(S) supremo HD Deve Gowda, Chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and his son and leader from the party, Nikhil Kumaraswamy.

Justice PS Dinesh Kumar who was hearing the plea seeking to quash the second FIR registered by the police on June 23, based on the complaint made by Raviraj from the JD(S) IT wing passed the direction for the immediate release of Jaikanth.

The court also questioned, ” The law and order situation is completely gone for a toss. Has this become a Police Raj? If this state becomes Police Raj, then it will not be possible for people to roam freely on the streets?”

The police had arrested Jaikanth, an engineer by profession, in the second complaint on the same set of facts as are mentioned in the first complaint. He has been granted anticipatory bail by a sessions court, in relation to the first complaint.

The first FIR was registered on May 26, based on a complaint lodged by Pradeep Kumar SP, general secretary, JD(S) legal cell.

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