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SC stays HC directions against OLX in cheating case regarding motorcycle – New Delhi News

A bench of Justices U.U. Lalit, S. Ravindra Bhat, and Bela. M. Trivedi stated: “Liberty to serve the learned standing counsel for the State. Pending further consideration, the effect and operation of the order under challenge to the extent it issued certain directions against and in relation to the petitioner shall remain stayed.”

Senior advocate Siddharth Luthra represented OLX India B.V. in the highest court docket.

The prime court docket was listening to a plea by OLX India B.V. difficult the excessive court docket order, which was handed in December final yr.

The excessive court docket had handed a slew of directions to OLX, in a matter the place an individual had used one other particular person’s id to put up an commercial on the web platform.

The plea, against the excessive court docket order, contended that OLX is an internet market, which connects sellers with potential consumers and is nothing greater than a passive conduit between a purchaser and a vendor much like the classifieds column in a newspaper. The plea added that the platform qualifies as an “intermediary” as outlined beneath Section 2(1)(w) of the Information Technology Act, 2000.

The matter earlier than the excessive court docket was {that a} police official had gone to the petitioner’s home and handed him a discover that an individual recognized as Umar Ali, had used the petitioner’s Aadhaar card to put up an commercial on the market of a motorcycle. The petitioner was knowledgeable that the impersonator had cheated an individual in reference to sale of the motorcycle, and an FIR has been registered against the petitioner.

The petitioner then moved the excessive court docket urging it to subject directions for conducting honest and neutral investigation in the FIR.

“Since this court is dealing with such or similar type of cases every day, wherein by using OLX platform, the accused persons are cheating the innocent people, it would be necessary to issue notice to the Home Secretary, Govt of Haryana as well as Director General of Police, Haryana to inform this Court whether any guidelines have been issued with regard to giving an advertisement on a platform like OLX or any other similar agency,” stated the excessive court docket in its order.

The excessive court docket directed for submitting affidavits explaining whether or not it’s possible to put tips. It additionally directed that every one the commercials on OLX platform be deleted and be re-listed solely after attaching an open PDF file together with every commercial, and handed a slew of directions on the character of paperwork required.

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