News By/Courtesy: Kabir Jaiswal | 01 Jul 2019 21:27pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Kerala High Court came down strongly on an individual, who lodged a Public Interest Litigation alleging severe lapses by India's State Bank
  • Shaheer Ali at Shaheer Chingath submitted a PIL requesting an independent agency inquiry and guidance on the SBI General Manager to refer Rs.5 Crore to the Kerala State Legal Services Authority[KELSA]
  • Since the petitioner could not provide any foundation for his allegation on SBI authorities ' failure, the court said this was a ' frivolous petition submitted by a busybody. '

The Kerala High Court came down strongly on an individual, who lodged a Public Interest Litigation alleging severe lapses by India's State Bank resulting in leakage of client information and disturbance of online services. 

Referring to a newspaper review in this regard, Shaheer Ali at Shaheer Chingath submitted a PIL requesting an independent agency inquiry and guidance on the SBI General Manager to refer Rs.5 Crore to the Kerala State Legal Services Authority[ KELSA]. 

The bank called the allegations ' false and irresponsible ' in its counter affidavit, saying that the customer details are fully secured on the servers maintained by the SBI, and there are enough inbuilt safeguards for the usual banking transactions in data transmission. Since the petitioner could not provide any foundation for his allegation on SBI authorities ' failure, the court said this was a ' frivolous petition submitted by a busybody. ' 

The petitioner claims to be a social worker and the National Council for People’s Right To Information Co-Ordinator, but he does not specify any previous activity to check the credential of the litigant, the court added.

Section Editor: Sandeep G | 01 Jul 2019 22:11pm IST


Tags : #Legal

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