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Delhi District Court Deprecates Use Of Banned Chinese App 'Cam Scanner' In Legal Framework

LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK
26 Aug 2020 9:33 AM GMT
Delhi District Court Deprecates Use Of Banned Chinese App Cam Scanner In Legal Framework
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In an interesting turn of events, a Delhi District Court deprecated the use of a prohibited Chinese App, Cam Scanner, by a lawyer to scan the bail application presented before the Court. "This is an application for grant of bail as received through mail. The application as filed is scanned with the application CamScanner which has been banned by the Govt of India. The Counsel...

In an interesting turn of events, a Delhi District Court deprecated the use of a prohibited Chinese App, Cam Scanner, by a lawyer to scan the bail application presented before the Court.

"This is an application for grant of bail as received through mail. The application as filed is scanned with the application CamScanner which has been banned by the Govt of India. The Counsel is advised to avoid the use of a banned application in legal work in future," observed the Additional Sessions Judge Sunil Chaudhury.

The bail application was presented before the Special NDPS Court in Delhi where the Judge asked the filing Advocate to "avoid" the use of a banned application "in legal work" in future.

The Court however issued notice on the bail application and sought a response from the concerned IO.

The mobile application Cam Scanner, alongside 58 others was banned by the Central Government earlier this year.

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The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology invoked its powers under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 to block these apps, citing threat to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.

The move was an outcome of the rising tensions between India and China in the Galwan valley at Ladakh, drifting the country to boycott Chinese goods.

Recently, the Madhya Pradesh High Court had also demonstrated its disinclination towards use of Chinese goods when it directed a bail applicant to install coloured LED TV at a local District Hospital, manufactured anywhere but in China, as a pre-condition for bail.

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