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Anti-Drugs Officer Sameer Wankhede’s Suit Against Google, Twitter, Facebook

Sameer Wankhede and his wife Kranti Redkar have sought an order to permanently block the accounts allegedly spreading misinformation against them

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Narcotics Control Bureau’s (NCB) Mumbai unit chief Sameer Wankhede and his wife Kranti Redkar have approached the Dindoshi court with a suit against Google, Twitter and Facebook, alleging that the platforms are being used to spread misinformation against them. The matter is scheduled to be heard on December 17.

In an affidavit, the couple sought an order from the civil court to permanently block the accounts that are allegedly spreading misinformation and malicious content and bring down the defamatory content.

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Earlier on Tuesday, the Bombay High Court issued notice to Maharashtra Cabinet Minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik with regard to the statements against the Narcotics Control Bureau’s Mumbai unit chief Sameer Wankhede’s family.

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The High Court also asked the NCP leader to file an affidavit on why action should not be taken against him for “wilfully breaching” its earlier orders, in regard to statements against Dnyandev Wankhede and his family despite giving an undertaking in court that he won’t do it.

Dnyandev Wankhede has filed an affidavit before the Bombay High Court, alleging that Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik has committed contempt of court as he continued to make statements against his family despite giving an undertaking in court that he would not do so.

Nawab Malik in November gave an undertaking before a division bench of Bombay High Court that he would not tweet against Sameer Wankhede till the court hears the matter next.

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