Days after Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy wrote to the CJI SA Bobde alleging judicial conspiracy to pull down his government and bench fixing, the Andhra Pradesh high court has made a scathing observation.

The court observed that since April 2020, a new trend has developed in the state to abuse the high court and its judges on different sites of social media and in interviews given to electronic media.

Hearing a related petition, a bench of Justices Rakesh Kumar and Uma Devi noted: "The persons occupying high posts are indulging in waging war against the judicial system in the State of Andhra Pradesh oblivious of the fact that even their entity existed since there is democratic system in our country."

"In a democratic State if such war is initiated against the judicial system by persons holding high positions, certainly it will create unnecessary doubt in the mind of citizen against the judicial system, which may cripple entire system."

The court also ordered a CBI probe into the FIR's filed against those who posted contemptuous views on social media about the court and its judges.