Will jail officials who still enforce Section 66A: SC

Posted on Jan 8 2019 - 5:33pm by admin

he Supreme Court came down heavily on the Centre for not taking appropriate measures to prevent arrests made under section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act struck down by the top court in 2015.

A bench of justices RF Nariman and Vineet Sharan warned of sending those authorities to jail who continue to prosecute citizens under the defunct law that was struck down for being unconstitutional.

The warning came as the court issued notice to the Centre on an application moved by the Peoples Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) alleging continuing prosecution of citizens in various states under section 66A


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