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Amazed that FIRs are being registered under Section 66A of IT Act, despite it being declared ultra vires: Allahabad HC
"We are back to square one wherein the FIR has been registered under Section 66A of the I.T. Act, 2000. Prima facie the action discloses complete disregard to the orders of the Hon'ble Apex Court", the High Court said.
The Allahabad High Court recently quashed a First Information Report registered under Section 66A of the Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008 while relying on Shreya Singhal v. Union of India, wherein the Supreme Court had declared provisions under Section 66A to be ultra vires.