A Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde, dismissed former RSS ideologue K.N. Govindacharya’s petition (W.P. (Crl) 324/2019) accusing WhatsApp of perjury for misleading the Supreme Court during the Facebook transfer petition “by claiming that users[‘] data is fully encrypted and no one including WhatsApp has the key”. However, Govindacharya has been given the liberty to refile. He had filed the petition against Facebook, WhatsApp, MeitY and Union of India in the Pegasus-NSO Group snooping row. Govindacharya had filed a criminal writ petition asking the apex court to commence perjury proceedings against WhatsApp, and for a National Investigation Agency investigation and FIR against Facebook, WhatsApp and NSO Group under the Information technology Act, 2000, and Indian Penal Code, 1860. ‘Where is the proof of perjury?’ asks Court The bench told the petitioner’s lawyers that for charges of perjury,…
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