Press Esc to close

FIR against Facebook in Lucknow

Lucknow, Nov 19, 2012 (IANS) 14:27 IST
A city lawyer and social activist Sunday lodged a first information report (FIR) against popular social networking site Facebook, after his profile was blocked.

The report was filed at the 'cyber crime cell' of the Lucknow police by Prince Lenin, a resident of Hussainganj here.

In his complaint, Lenin alleged that although he had long been a user of Facebook, his profile was recently blocked by the site without so much as informing him or spelling out the reasons for such "one sided and unfair action."

Alleging that blocking his profile on the site was against the natural law of justice, the complainant claimed that even though he had brought the matter to the notice of Facebook, he was told that several complaints were pending against him from other users of the site.

The complainant said that his profile was blocked between Nov 11 and 13.
Lenin also alleged that the complaints against him were made by "anti-social elements" out to defame him, as they were rattled by his work in the social sector, since he had been filing public interest litigations (PILs) against the "high and mighty".

"I filed a PIL in the multi-crore National Rural Health Mission scam. I had been using Facebook to speak my mind in the matter and inform people that I smell conspiracy," Lenin told IANS.

The in-charge of the cyber cell of the police, Dinesh Yadav, confirmed that an FIR had been lodged under Sections 66 and 84 of the Cyber Crime Information Act.
Anyone found guilty under these provisions could face up to three years in jail.

Go to Top

More from this section
Most trending stories
Photo Gallery
A helicopter is seen flying over the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta...

A helicopter is seen flying over the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta...

Transgender Shanavi Ponnusamy arrives at the chief minister's cell at...

Transgender Shanavi Ponnusamy arrives at the chief minister's cell at...

Lufthansa tests humanoid robot 'Josie Pepper' at airport...

Lufthansa tests humanoid robot 'Josie Pepper' at airport...

Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa presents a memento to the...

Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa presents a memento to the...

Alpine Skiing - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Women's Downhill Training...

Alpine Skiing - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Women's Downhill Training...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets business leaders at the end of...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets business leaders at the end of...

Greenpeace demonstrators in all-over bodysuits protest against pollution...

Greenpeace demonstrators in all-over bodysuits protest against pollution...

A Marathi mother-daughter duo during a procession to commemorate Shivaji Jayanti...

A Marathi mother-daughter duo during a procession to commemorate Shivaji Jayanti...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets the saints during the...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets the saints during the...

Raphael Manet checks the growth of radish seedlings as he works at the...

Raphael Manet checks the growth of radish seedlings as he works at the...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.