'Are personal messages admissible as evidence after SC's privacy ruling?'
The ramifications of the SC's ruling on privacy are now starting to be seen. The Delhi HC has questioned if considering the recent developments, private messages can be used as evidence in a criminal investigation.
Qureshi alleges ED has violated the Constitution
Now he has challenged his arrest in the HC, arguing the ED had held him by violating the Constitution.
"No grounds of arrest were furnished," his lawyer RK Handoo argued.
HC issues notice to Centre and ED
The ED says Qureshi was nabbed based on BBM messages exchanged with former CBI chief AP Singh and other accused persons.
The HC said the Directorate will have to clarify whether relying on personal messages falls under "reasonable restrictions" under Article 21 of the Constitution.
"You cannot deny liberty to someone without grounds," it said while issuing notices to the Centre and ED.
Moin Qureshi Case
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