Calangute local acquitted


The Additional Sessions Judge At Mapusa recently acquitted one I Fernandes,  resident of 
Calangute, of offences punishable Under Information Technology Act, – of sending obscene and 
malicious text messages.
Earlier, Fernandes was convicted for the same offences by JMFC at Mapusa. The conviction was 
challenged in appeal by Fernandes before the Additional Sessions Judge, at Mapusa, who quashed and 
set aside the conviction.
It was the case of the prosecution that Fernandes Sent vulgar, malicious, defamatory and threatening 
Smss to a woman. The Judge ruled that the prosecution failed to bring home the guilt of Fernandes. Adv 
Deepak N Tilve appeared For Fernandes while Public Prosecutor Ms S Nagvekar represented the State. [H]