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Andhra Pradesh HC orders CBI probe into defamatory posts against judges

The Andhra Pradesh High Court has ordered a CBI probe into the cases involving commoners in general and persons occupying high posts making unwarranted and defamatory comments against the judges.

Taking suo motu cognisance of the contemptuous comments and social media posts, a bench of justices Rakesh Kumar and Uma Devi pronounced the order.

"The petitioner, whose shoulder is heavily burdened with the responsibility of mainly protecting the rights of a citizen guaranteed under Part III of the Constitution of India, has suffered inwardly pain due to indirect/direct attack on it by some of malefactors," said the order.