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ramesh (advocate)     12 April 2023

can a citizen file defamation complaint if state government defamed by a person?

i have a query that can a person/citizen file a criminal complaint against a person who defamed state govt. on social media?


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Rama chary Rachakonda (Secunderabad/Highcourt practice watsapp no.9989324294 )     13 April 2023

No . You cannot. Police will take action if a person speaks against govt. Defamation is the act of communicating to a third party false statements about a person, place, or thing that results in damage to its reputation. It can be spoken (slander) or written (libel). It constitutes a tort or a crime.

ramesh (advocate)     13 April 2023

but sir 500 IPC is a non cognizable offence. will police register case. complaint has to filed before magistrate.

Sudhir Kumar, Advocate (Advocate)     20 April 2023

Let the person who was defamed file the case.           

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