NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday said it is shocking that people are still being prosecuted under Section 66 A of the Information Technology Act even after it has been scrapped by the apex court in 2015.
Seeking response from the Centre, it said if that is the case then the officials concerned will be sent to jail for violating its orders.
“Its shocking that people are still being prosecuted for a provision which was scrapped by this court in 2015. If that is the case then we will send all those concerned officials to jail,” said a bench of Justices R F Nariman and Vineet Sharan.
The top court issued notice to the Centre and sought its response within four weeks. (AGENCIES)