HC upholds conviction of journalists in criminal defamation case filed by bureaucrat

Updated: Aug 13 2022 12:17AM

Lucknow, Aug 12 (PTI) The Allahabad High Court has upheld the conviction of two journalists and a newspaper publisher in a criminal defamation case filed by bureaucrat Anant Kumar Singh over an interview published in 1994.

Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh of the Lucknow bench of the high court, however, granted them the benefit of the Probation of Offenders Act and released them on probation.

The bench dismissed the revision petitions filed by reporter Raman Kripal, executive editor A K Bhattacharya as well as printer and publisher Sanjiv Kanvar challenging their conviction by lower courts.