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Mobile Internet can be banned under S. 144 CrPC, says Supreme Court
A Bench of Chief Justice TS Thakur and R Banumathi J. remarked that there can be such ban for law and order. Advocate Apar Gupta, one of Forbes 30 under 30, appeared for the appellant, Gaurav Sureshbhai Vyas.

The primary argument raised by the appellant was that the ban, imposed under S.144, was not teneble since there was a provision under Telegraph Act, a special law to deal with such situations. Gupta argued that when a special law is in place it will override the general statute and consequently the ban should not have been imposed under S. 144.