Delhi High Court Seeks Status Report In Plea Seeking Constitution of SIT To Investigate Into Alleged Digital Fraud And Click Fraud Scam By Facebook
The Delhi High Court sought Delhi Police Cyber Cell’s status report in a plea pertaining to alleged click fraud and other digital criminal frauds hatched by Facebook thereby seeking directions on Union of India, Delhi Police and Cyber Crime Cell to jointly constitute a Special Investigation Unit (SIT) for investigating into the complaint made by the petitioner company. The petition also alleges that this might be the “biggest click fraud scam of India” having serious impact on economy thus requiring a fair and speedy investigation. Justice Anu Malhotra vide order dated 24th March 2021 asked the Cyber Crime Cell to file the status report and listed the matter for further hearing on 15th April 2021. The development came in a petition filed by Vas Data Services Pvt. Ltd., a company running its operations through www.yepme.com, alleging that Facebook, after misusing its dominating position in the clickable advertisement industry, has caused wrongful losses to the petitioner company resulting in its unlawful gains.