Delhi High Court said, ‘Accused cannot be forced to disclose passwords of gadgets’

Delhi High Court: The password of any device including smartphone, laptop is a very important thing, because the password protects your privacy, and privacy is a very important thing for the independent life of any person. Delhi High Court has said a big thing regarding this password.

According to a report by IANS, the Delhi High Court has said that the investigating agency cannot force any accused in any criminal case to disclose the password of his gadget or any digital device. Actually, this decision has been given when the court granted bail to a person running a call center in India and an accused who defrauded American citizens of about 20 million dollars.

What did the Delhi High Court judge say?

Justice Saurabh Banerjee of the Delhi High Court said accused persons are expected to cooperate during investigation, but not compel them to provide self-incriminating evidence, citing protection under Article 20(3) of the Constitution May go. Article 20(3) states that no person accused of any offense shall be compelled to be a witness against himself.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) opposed the bail plea saying that the accused has important information and passwords required for the ongoing investigation. However, the court said that the accused have the right to security under Article 20(3). The court said that it is not acceptable to force the accused to reveal the password of their device during the ongoing trial.

What are the charges against the accused?

Let us tell you that these accused are facing charges of making fake phone calls from India, cheating American citizens by impersonating government officials, and defrauding them of money in different ways.

The court, while granting bail to these accused, argued that no proper purpose would be served by keeping the accused in custody, especially when the investigation related to the case against the person has been completed and the charge sheet has been filed.

Note that all the information given in this article has been given by quoting IANS. We do not confirm any of the facts mentioned in it.

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