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Delhi court takes exception to lawyer using banned app CamScanner

New Delhi: 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 presenting a bail application before the court.

Special Judge (NDPS) Sunil Chaudhary had received the application for bail through mail and noted in his order that the application filed was scanned using the CamScanner Application which has been banned by the Indian government. The Court, through its order, advised the counsel to avoid using a banned application in legal work in future.

“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,” the order read.

The Special NDPS Court, however, issued notice to the IO and asked them to file a reply on the bail application.

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CamScanner is an app used to scan documents, was banned by the Central Government along with 58 other apps that were from Chinese companies. The decision was taken in July in wake of the Indo-China border issues saying that these apps could be a threat to India’s sovereignty and security. The Central government invoked its power under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act stating that private data was being used without authorisation and apps were engaged in activity prejudicial to India’s sovereignty, integrity and defence.

– India Legal Bureau


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