Calcutta HC stays internet shutdown issued by West Bengal

Calcutta HC has stayed an internet shutdown order dated 03.03.2022 (‘Suspension Order’) issued by the State of West Bengal. The Suspension Order was challenged in a petition filed by Ashlesh Biradar on various grounds including that it was unlawfully issued under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (‘CrPC’). The Calcutta HC agreed with the submissions of the Petitioner and found it fit to pass an interim order. Senior Advocate Ranjan Bachawat represented the Petitioner and was briefed by R. Ginodia & Co. IFF provided legal support.

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