A Delhi court recently accepted a WhatsApp blue double-tick as receipt proof in a matter of family dispute.
Senior Civil Judge cum Rent Controller (North) Sidharth Mathur in Rohini court accepted a colour printout of the screenshot as proof by a man who has served notice to his daughter in-law, her parents and her friend on WhatsApp, reported Indian Express.
The report said that on May 6, the court gave the man permission to serve notice via WhatsApp after he said that there was a strong possibility that they would barge into his home before the notice can be served.
The man had filed an appeal in the civil court, requesting that his son and daughter-in-law, her parents and her friend be refrained from ‘trespassing into the suit property’.
“The defendants are restrained from trespassing into the suit property without due process of law till the next date of hearing. Though the defendants No. 1 to 4 have been served via WhatsApp, but still I deem it appropriate that they be served once again. Accordingly, issue fresh summons to the defendants No. 1 to 4 on filing PF/RC returnable for 24.05.2017,” the judge said.
Earlier this month, the Delhi High Court had permitted the use of WhatsApp and email in judicial proceedings.