Message from kavita srivastava
The Supreme Court
vacation bench of Justice BS Chauhan
and Justice Deepak Mishra today heard the matter of Shreya Singhal VS UOI, where an application was moved by the petitioner
for the impleadment and stay on the proceedings against Jaya Vindhyala, President PUCL
AP, who had been booked and arrested under Section 66A of the IT Act
by the Chirala
Police Station in Prakasham district
The bench was pleased to issue notice to the State Government of AP and further directed compliance of the central advisory dated 27/01/2013 by which an arrest
u/s 66 A cannot be made made without sanction of the police officer
not less than a rank of a DCP (SP) of . This direction was also issued to all the State Government to ensure compliance.
The court heard the case for about 6 to 7 minutes. The counsels present were : Soli J Sorabjee, for the petitioner, Siddhartha Luthra, ASJ and lawyers Apar Gupta and Karuna Nandy.
This order means that the Central Advisory has now been made law. Where no inspector can make arrests unless the SP level officer sanctions.
We donot know whether in Jays’s case the central advisory was complied with.