In Twitter Blue-Tick Case, An Unconditional Apology From Ex-CBI Boss
The Delhi Excessive Court docket at the moment excused former interim CBI Director M Nageswara Rao from paying a penalty of Rs 25,000 imposed on him on the time of dismissal of his problem to the alleged removing of “blue tick” from his Twitter account by the micro-blogging platform.
The retired IPS officer apologised unconditionally to the court docket and mentioned that he was a pensioner who “was simply asking for his identification to be secured”.
Waiving the penalty, Justice Yashwant Varma ordered, “Allowing for the unconditional apology which is tendered on behalf of the petitioner, the fee by way of the order of Could 17, 2022 shall stand deleted.”
In Could, the court docket had dismissed Mr Rao’s plea in opposition to the removing of the verification tag from his Twitter account whereas noting that “there was completely no justification which warranted the writ petition to be filed taking into consideration that the sooner writ petition was disposed of on April 7.”
On April 7, the court docket had granted liberty to Mr Rao to pursue applicable cures with regard to his grievances in case any opposed resolution is made by Twitter.