Arrest under Section 66A to be made in accordance with Union Government guidelines: Supreme Court

Murali Krishnan May 16 2013

The Supreme Court today directed all the States to comply with the advisory guidelines issued by the Central Government before making arrests under Section 66A of the IT Act, 2000.

A Division Bench of Justices B.S. Chauhan and Dipak Misra passed the order in an interim application filed by Shreya Singhal (CRL.MP nos. 11600 & 11601/2013) in the writ petition Shreya Singhal v. Union of India [WP (Crl) 167/2012].

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