A bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir issued notice to the Centre and sought its response on the PIL which alleged that common people are being harassed by police due to lack of procedural safeguards in the prevalent system of cyber laws.
The court passed the order on a PIL filed by a Pune-based businessman Dilipkumar Tulsidas Shah who claimed that he was harassed by the police in a cyber crime case in which he was not involved.
"Issue a writ of mandamus, order or direction to the Centre to frame an appropriate regulatory framework of rules, regulations and guidelines for effective investigation of cyber crimes, keeping in mind the fundamental rights of citizens," he submitted in his petition.
"There is a near total lack of procedural safeguards in the prevalent system of cyber crime investigation. Police harassment of citizens, whether out of intention or ignorance, is rampant," he said.
The bench after hearing his arguments issued notice and tag his plea along with other similar PIL pending before it.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from the Centre on a PIL seeking its direction to the government to frame regulations and guidelines for effective investigation of cyber crimes.
First Published: Friday, March 01, 2013, 21:30