CBI has filed FIR against 16 people for defaming judges of Andhra Pradesh High Court and Supreme Court. FIR was filed on 11 Nov , includes suspected activities related to intentionally provoking, promoting enmity and hatred , criminal intimidation and publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form, etc. All the cases were previously investigated by crime branch in Andhra Pradesh.
Andhra Pradesh High Court ordered CBI inquiry into cases registered for defamatory remarks against Judiciary by ruling YSR Congress leaders on social media. 12 similar cases were combined into one FIR. The cases were registered on the basis of complaints made by Registrar Central of Andhra Pradesh High Court. 16 accused persons now have been booked under sections 153A, 504, 505(2), and 506 of IPC and section 67 of IT Act. 16 accused person are :- (i) Konda Reddy Dhamireddy, (ii) Mani Annapureddy, (iii) Sudheer Pamula, (iv) Adarsh Reddy, (v) Abhishek Reddy, (vi) Siva Reddy, (vii) Sridhar Reddy Avuthu, (viii) Jalagam Venkata Satya Narayana, (ix) G Sridhar Reddy, (x) Linga Reddy, (xi) Chandu Reddy, (xii) Srinath Suswaram, (xiii) Kishore Reddy Darisa, (xiv) Chiranjeevi Reddy, (xv) Linga Reddy Rajasekhar and (xvi) K Gowthami . The seventeenth accused is Unknown.