The Supreme Court three-judge bench of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Hrishikesh Roy heard the plea filed by Ajit Mohan who is Facebook India vice-president. He challenged the summons issued to him by Delhi Assembly’s Peace and Harmony Committee in relation to the Delhi Riots. The court extended the hearing to January 21, 2021 and has asked the intervener committee for its reply within four weeks.
Senior advocate Rajeev Dhawan who appeared for Delhi Assembly Committee said before the court that he has prepared the submissions and will place before bench. And appearing for Ajit Mohan Senior advocate Harish Salve said that the court does not have any objection in hearing opposition but the legal aspects of the committee shall be looked into.
Before this Delhi Assembly submitted before the court that it did not summon Facebook or Ajit Mohan as accused but only as witnesses to take suggestions as to how social media can be used to strengthen unity among citizens.