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]