DELHI DISTRICT COURT DISSATISFIED WITH THE USE Of BANNED CHINESE APP ‘CAMSCANNER’ IN LEGAL WORK
The Delhi district Court has expressed its dissatisfaction over the use of CamScanner - one of the Chinese apps banned by the Indian government - by a lawyer while representing a bail application before the court. The Additional Sessions Judge Sunil Chaudhury observed “This is an application for granting of a bail order as received through mail. The application as filed is scanned with the application CamScanner which has been banned by the Government of India. The counsel is advised to avoid the use of a banned application in legal work in future”.
The file 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. However, the Special NDPS Court issued notice to the IO and asked them to file a reply on the bail application.
According to the Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, 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 the threat to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of state and public order