The Delhi High Court on Friday quashed criminal proceedings against Yahoo India, which was summoned along with 20 other websites to face trial for allegedly hosting objectionable content on its webpages.
Setting aside the summons, Justice Suresh Kait allowed the company's plea that the lower court wrongly issued the process against it without attributing any specific role to it. The high court, however, said that a private complaint, filed by a scribe Vinay Rai against the website, could be revived if credible and actionable pieces of evidence were filed against the website.
In its plea, Yahoo India argued there were no documents to support Rai's allegation against the website for violation of any provision of law. It maintained the magistrate was very casual in issuing the summons and should have considered the material on record.