Additional Sessions Judge raps Counsel for using CamScanner App to scan client's bail application
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Additional Sessions Judge raps Counsel for using CamScanner App to scan client's bail application

The app is one of 59 apps developed by Chinese companies that has been banned by the Government of India.

Lydia Suzanne Thomas

An Additional Sessions Judge recently reprimanded a bail applicant's lawyer for using the CamScanner mobile application to scan his bail application, given that the Chinese app has been banned in India (Rupendra Kumar v. State).

Observing that the app had been banned by the Government of India, Judge Sunil Chaudhury cautioned against its use in "legal work in the future".

"The application as filed is scanned with the application CamScanner which has been banned by the Govt of India. The Counsel is advised to avoid the use of a banned application in legal work in future."
reads the order.

The Court, however, directed the Investigating Officer to respond to the submissions made in the scanned bail application by the next date of hearing.

In June, the Government had banned 59 apps of Chinese origin "in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order."

Read the Order here:

Rupendra Kumar v. State
Rupendra Kumar v. State
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