Student fined for making false allegations on Facebook
Student fined for making false allegations on Facebook. A village court in Itanagar has imposed a fine of Rs.50,000 on a student of Jawaharlal Nehru...
A village court in Itanagar has imposed a fine of Rs.50,000 on a student of Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNC) Pasighat in East Siang district in Arunachal Pradesh for making false allegations against his college principal on Facebook.
Mibom Libang, a first year (BSc) student, was found guilty on Wednesday of posting false and wild allegations against Tayek Talom, the college principal, official sources said, on Thursday.
As the local people besides the teaching community of JNC and students reacted sharply against the allegation, the locals took up the matter with the Kebang (public trial), which was chaired by a senior citizen at Mirbuk village last Friday where the student confessed the offence. Accordingly, he was imposed a penalty of Rs 50,000 for his derogatory and defamatory remarks.
Libang uploaded statements on Facebook alleging that the principal misappropriated 40 per cent of total students' fee of the college in Adi language. But the Kebang found after an inquiry that the statement made by the student was totally false and baseless.
When contacted, the principal confirmed the incident and added that the student had sought public apology through Facebook and the college notice board for his action.