Allow FIRs via SMS, email, WhatsApp: Delhi High Court

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed the police to consider allowing lodging of FIRs through SMS, email and WhatsApp in case of missing persons to prevent loss of time and ensure speedy investigation.

The recent order by a bench of Justices Manmohan and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal came while hearing a PIL initiated by the court on its own on a woman’s complaint alleging inaction by police when she informed it about the alleged abduction of her husband.

The bench in an earlier order had noted that the police got activated only after the woman had moved the high court. The woman in her letter to the high court had claimed that her husband was abducted on August 4 last year by one Matru and some of his associates.

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