Technology is changing our world. In this digital revolution, Anything present on the Internet can be considered as a proof or evidence (if found correct).
On May 4, Use of Whatsapp and Email had been allowed in Judicial Proceedings of Honorable Delhi High Court. Whatsapp is popular cross platform messanger application for smartphones used to send and receive text, audio, video messages. Whatsapp has a few patents and filed a number of other applications.
On May 6 An appeal had been filed by an old man in the Rohini Civil Court (India) to restrict his son and his daughter-in-law, her parents, and friends from entering his property. The court asked him to send a notice to all person involved in such heinous crime. In reply, He told the court that It will take time and it is strong possibility that all the members including his son and daughter-in-law will enter into his home forcefully before the notice can be served.
Therefore, Honorable Court suggests him to serve the notice via WhatsApp. He does the same.
After that On May 8, the man submitted colored photocopies of WhatsApp chat showing blue ticks to the Honourable Court. The Honourable Court said that the served notice was read by his son, daughter-in-law and other members via Whatsapp and they certainly have knowledge of summons and hearing today.
After these proceedings, The Honorable Court Ordered the defendant restrained from trespassing the plaintiff property till the next date of hearing.
Whatsapp blue tick feature was introduced in November 2014 and it is good to see that technology not only solves our day to day problems but also helps us to save from such heinous crimes.
Source: Indian Express.