SC admits plea for action against three scribes

The Supreme Court has admitted a plea made by retired Karnataka cadre IAS officer B A Harish Gowda, seeking action against three journalists for writing a series of alleged defamatory articles against him in a vernacular magazine in 1998.

A bench of Justices T S Thakur and C Nagappan decided to hear the special leave petition filed by Gowda, challenging the Karnataka HC order, passed in December last, and seeking enhancement of punishment to the convicts.

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