UPDATE (October 24 3:25 pm): Article has been updated with details of the court order. (with reporting inputs by Trisha Jalan) Seemingly under instructions from the Advocate General of Tamil Nadu Vijay Narayan, the Attorney General of India K.K. Venugopal, representing State of Tamil Nadu in the Supreme Court, threw a curveball. Catching everyone in the court room by surprise, more than halfway through the hearing, the State of Tamil Nadu switched gears and said that they did not oppose Facebook’s transfer petition. Venugopal told the Court that the matter needed to be resolved and thus the state was no longer opposed to it. As a result, the Supreme Court granted the transfer of the WhatsApp traceability case, currently pending before the Madras High Court, to the apex court, along with all similar petitions listed before other high courts. Balaji…
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