CJI NV Ramana files police complaint against a ‘fake account’ by his name on Twitter
The deleted tweet by the fake account reads, “Due to Ajit Doval’s diplomacy, the US decided to supply raw materials to India #vaccination @PMOIndia”.
Chief Justice of India NV Ramana filed a police complaint today after a Twitter account bearing his name was found posting fake messages on the social media platform. Sworn in on Saturday, the Chief Justice does not have a Twitter, or any other social media account.
The tweet from the fake handle ‘@NVRamanna’ has been deleted and the account has been suspended. The deleted tweet reads, “Due to Ajit Doval’s diplomacy, the US decided to supply raw materials to India #vaccination @PMOIndia”.
The reference was to a late Sunday night announcement from the United States.
President Joe Biden said he would “immediately” make available sources of raw materials required to scale up production of the Covishield coronavirus vaccine.
Confirmation of the US’ decision to release vaccine raw materials from a February embargo came after National Security Advisor Ajit Doval spoke to his American counterpart, Jake Sullivan.
Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana on Saturday took over as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India. He is now the 48th Chief Justice of India (CJI) and succeeded the post after Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde.
Ramana was called on to the Bar on February 10, 1983, and has practiced in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Central and Andhra Pradesh Administrative Tribunals, and the Supreme Court of India. He has specialised in constitutional, civil, labour, service and election matters. He has also practiced before Inter-State River Tribunals.