WhatsApp Group Admin Not Responsible for Member's Posts, Says HC

The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court has held the Bombay High Court's judgment delivered earlier this year in the WhatsApp group administrator case.

The court held that a WhatsApp group administrator cannot be made liable for offensive content posted by the members of the group.

Justice G R Swaminathan directed the Karur district police to delete the name of an advocate, who was an admin of a WhatsApp group called Karur lawyers.

The bench said that the lawyer R Rajendra should not be made the face of the criminal proceedings if he had only played the role of a group administrator.

The court further added that Rajendran can be held liable if the police find any other evidence or material against him.