Can the owner of a newspaper be held liable for defamatory publication, Supreme Court answers

defamation

In a judgement rendered yesterday, the Supreme Court has pulled up the High Court of Karnataka for the lackadaisical manner in which it dropped charges against an accused in a defamation case, in a purported exercise of powers under Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

The Court has also answered the issue regarding liability of owner of a newspaper etc. with respect to the defamatory material carried by the newspaper.

The case at hand had its genesis in . . .

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