Prabhat Ranjan Deen vs Brig Madan Lal Nassa & Anr on 13 June, 2016

2. The facts of the case in nutshell are that the complaint in
question dated 06.05.2002 was filed by the complainant alleging that
Janta Express, a Hindi Daily newspaper published a story on
15.03.2002 with date line Lucknow 14 March, 2002 authored by the
petitioner/Prabhat Ranjan Deen concerning tragic deaths of some
youths at Army Recruitment Centre, Lucknow in septic tank accident.
It was alleged in the complaint that to sensationalize the said story,
knowingly false malicious and baseless allegations against the
complainant were leveled in the story in order to defame him and his
family, smearing his good name by not only connecting him with the
so call corruption in MES but also dubbing him as anti-national by
falsely and maliciously asserting that the complainant was caught red

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handed for the charge of supplying Arms to the Kashmiri Militants. It
was further stated in the said story that the complainant while serving
as Chief Engineer MES was arrested at Jammu Airport with Rs.28
lakhs cash on the charge of supplying arms to Kashmiri militants and
was still undergoing imprisonment. The caption of the story read:
‘AATANKIYON KO HATIYAR SUPPLY KARNEY WALAY
BRIG. KAY BETAY PER THA RKAHRAKHAO KA ZIMMA’,
which was alleged to be defamatory.

Source: Indian Kanoon

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