HC refuses to stay criminal proceedings against Yahoo India

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New Delhi, Feb 10: Criminal proceedings will continue against Yahoo India which had moved the Delhi High Court against a lower court order summoning it for allegedly hosting objectionable content.

Refusing to stay the criminal proceedings against the website, Justice Suresh Kait today declined to pass any order "at this stage" and fixed the matter for March 1, saying he will hear the case before the trial court hears it on March 13.

Appearing for Yahoo India Pvt Ltd, senior advocate Arvind Nigam claimed that the company's name did not figure in the complaint and submitted that the high court should stay the proceedings.

The court deferred the matter after Vinay Rai, the complainant before the lower court, submitted that he has not received a copy of the petition as yet and it would be difficult for him to file the reply.

Earlier on January 20, the high court had issued notice to the Delhi Police on a plea by Yahoo India Pvt Ltd challenging the summons issued to it by the magisterial court for allegedly hosting objectionable content.


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