Bantwal: Criminal Proceedings Ordered against Periodical for Publishing Defamatory News

Bantwal: The court of additional civil judge and junior magistrate first class has ordered that criminal proceedings be initiated against the editor, publisher and owner of a Kannada fortnightly published from here.

The periodical had, in its issue dated August 11, 2014, published a news item carrying a headline regarding an alleged scam, accusing former town municipal council president Dinesh Bhandary of financial irregularities.

Bhandary had complained of defamation in the court, against the journalist. After hearing the case, the court has issued a notice to him and ordered him to appear before it on October17.

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