Now Delhi High Court allows summons to be served via SMS, email or even WhatsApp.

In turn of events for a recent trial heard by Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw, as a defendant’s summons could not be completed at his address the defendant was served notice via WhatsApp, email and text message.

As per a report by PTI, the Delhi High Court has allowed plaintiffs to send summons via social networks like WhatsApp, text message or email. “The plaintiffs are permitted to serve the defendant… by text message as well as through WhatsApp as well as by email and to file affidavit of the service,” the court said.

The case in detail:

Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw was hearing a case filed by Tata Sons alleging that “unwarranted, defamatory and baseless allegations” against one of its officials were being circulated by 35 unidentified email ids. In December last year, the court’s order had compelled ISPs to reveal the identities of the email addresses. While three of the defendants were served summons at their respective addresses, the fourth was served via WhatsApp, email and text message after summons could not be completed at his address.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s