Hindrance in sending notices to the litigants through WhatsApp: Center

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The Central Government has told the Supreme Court that it has some hurdle in the matter of sending notices to the litigants. Attorney General KK Venugopal told a bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde on behalf of the government that email and fax are sufficient to serve the notice and summons. Use of WhatsApp is not good as this app does not allow the government to access data in cases of terrorism and pornographic content.

Venugopal made this suggestion during the hearing of a case extending the time limit for filing the case. The time limit is the period after which no case can be tried in any court or tribunal. It is also called Time interruption and it is mentioned in the Limitation Act. However, in some cases it is available through special laws.

The Supreme Court on March 23 extended the period of time barred in view of the Covid-19 pandemic indefinitely to file a case in any court or tribunal. The court had passed the order itself in view of the difficulty of the litigants in view of the plenary. After hearing Venugopal's suggestion, the judges fixed the matter for July 10.