Court may allow substituted summons through WhatsApp, E-mail: Bombay HC

Meera Emmanuel August 22 2018

The Bombay High Court recently observed that modern, internet-based media such as WhatsApp may be considered for issuing substituted summons to parties in suits.

The observation was made by Justice Mridula Bhatkar while dismissing an appeal filed against a district  court verdict.

The appellant/petitioner in the case had initially brought a suit for specific performance against the respondent/defendant in 2009. In 2011, the Court proceeded to pass an ­ex-parte order, after the defendant . . .

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