Accused cannot be compelled to give password of electronic device: Delhi Court

Special Judge Naresh Kumar Laka, however, clarified that the investigating officer was within their right to access such data with the help of experts.
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A Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Court in Delhi recently held that an accused cannot be compelled to provide the password of his electronic device to the investigating agency in view of the protection guaranteed by Article 20(3) of the Constitution [CBI v. Mahesh Kumar Sharma & Ors].

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