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SC directs IPS Roopa to delete objectionable posts against IAS Sindhuri within 24 hours

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In a major relief to IAS Rohini Sindhuri of Karnataka cadre, the Supreme , on Thursday, directed IPS officer D Roopa, also of Karnataka cadre, to delete her social media posts against the by tomorrow (Friday).

“If it is impossible to delete all the posts, she should at least put up a post that she was withdrawing all her comments against Rohini Sindhuri, the Court directed.

A bench comprising Justices Abhay S Oka and Pankaj Mithal made this oral direction while hearing a petition filed by Roopa seeking to quash a criminal defamation complaint filed by Sindhuri.

Justice Oka said that Roopa should submit an affidavit on Friday (today) regarding the posts she has deleted and if for some reason, she could not delete the posts, at least one post should be made clarifying that whatever has been said against Rohini has been withdrawn.

The bench was not happy that the officers failed to resolve their disputes. “If -IPS officers fight like this, how will the administration ?” Justice Oka said.

Also Read : Karnataka IPS Roopa will face trial in court over allegedly defaming IAS Rohini Sindhuri on social media

What's the dispute between the two officers

The row between the two officers, which shocked the bureaucratic circle of the state, began on February 19, 2023 when IPS D Roopa levelled 19 allegations, including corruption charges, against Sindhuri. The next day, she shared seven photos of the IAS officer on social media accusing her of sharing personal pictures with three male IAS officers.D Roopa is a 2000 batch IPS officer while Sindhuri is a 2009 batch IAS officer.

Later Sindhuri initiated civil and criminal proceedings against Roopa for defamation.

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