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Karnataka HC quashes UP Police’s Sec 41A notice to Twitter India employee, calls it ‘arm twisting’

The court delivered its judgement in the matter of Maheshwari’s petition that he filed after UP Police named him in an FIR over the Ghaziabad assault video case.  Terming it as an "arm-twisting" technique, the Karnataka High Court has quashed a UP Police notice issued under Sec 41 A that mandated Twitter India employee Manish Maheshwari to appear before it regarding a case. The said notice empowered the police to arrest Maheshwari if deemed that he was uncooperative. Over the last month, the Karnataka High Court was hearing a petition filed by Maheshwari seeking relief from the Uttar Pradesh police which had served two notices to the former over content that was uploaded on Twitter. Background: The content in question is a viral video of an elderly Muslim man who was attacked in Ghaziabad’s Loni district on June 5. While…

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