The Delhi Supreme Court has responded to a request by a Bhojpuri actress to have her restored Facebook Account after it’s hacked

The Delhi Supreme Court has responded to a request by a Bhojpuri actress to have her restored Facebook Account after it's hacked

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  • It is the case of the actress that in the intervening night of 19th and 20th October 2021, she received an email from Facebook stating that she was removed as the admin of the Neha Shree Facebook page.

  • In the request, Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar sought responses from Facebook, the Delhi Government, and the city Cyber Cell, as well as a directive from Facebook to restore access to the Facebook page and delete all obscene, immoral, and illegal content.

After reading the email and unable to access the page, a complaint was raised with Facebook about the hacking but no adequate response was received.

According to the plea, it has been averred that the investigating agency of the State is entitle to act immediately on her complaint for the cybercrime committed against her under which her Facebook account and page was hacked.

“That petitioner was shattered to see, that from her hacked Facebook account, immoral and obscene picturesI videos were being posted. Thereafter the hacker started posting explicit sexual content on page of the petitioner which was in public view being viewed by Crores of people who regularly visit the Facebook Page of the petitioner,” the plea states.

“That keeping faith of the citizens of the country in the Rule of Law and to reassure the women that they are secure and that they will not be denied justice for any reasons whatsoever is equally important and the judiciary must be seen to take steps in order to play its very significant role to communicate the nation that they have faith in the system for good reason,” the plea adds.

The matter will now be heard in March next year.

Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar asked Facebook Inc, Delhi government and city police to file a reply on the petition and listed the matter for March 28 for further hearing. Neha Shree sought direction to police for registering an FIR and investigating the complaint filed by her on November 20 this year for the hacking of her Facebook account and page.

The petitioner started her Facebook account and page in the year 2012. On the intervening night of October 19 and 20, 2021, the petitioner received an email from Facebook stating that she has been removed as the admin of the Neha Shree Facebook page. When she read the email on the morning of October 20, 2021 and tried to access her account, she failed to access it by any mode.TNN

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