Haryana court summons suit via WhatsApp
DECCAN CHRONICLE | DC Correspondent
Technology is advancing at a fast pace, making it possible for the human race to gain immediate gratification. In a first, a financial commissioner (FC) court in Haryana headed by senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka has ordered that summons in a partition suit to be served by WhatsApp.
The summoning process is typically made through an electronic forms like e-mails or fax but never through a chatting app. Thus, this is the first time such a thing has taken place.
"Khemka, a senior Haryana bureaucrat who holds the court of financial commissioner to device disputes related to revenue laws in the state, passed the order while hearing a partition related to three brothers of Aurang Shahpur village of Hisar," an online report read.
"Satbir Singh had a dispute with his brothers Ramdiyal and Krishan Kumar over partition of family property in the village."
Ramdiyal received the summons but it could not be served on Krishan as he had shifted to Kathmandu."
Therefore, his mobile number was used as a means to connect with him through WhatsApp.