Tribunals and courts shouldn’t rely on Wikipedia: Supreme Court 

In the case of HP India Sales Pvt Ltd v. Commissioner of Customs (Import) Nhava Sheva, the Supreme Court on Tuesday warned courts and decision-making bodies against relying on unpaid online resources like Wikipedia.

A bench of Justices Surya Kant and Vikram Nath further urged courts to advise clients to rely on sources that are more trustworthy and authentic than Wikipedia because the online encyclopaedia is user-generated and crowd-sourced.

Therefore, the Supreme Court overturned a CESTAT decision that stated desktop computers under 10 kg should be considered “portable” and subject to a higher customs duty than other computers.

This news is written by Ms. Amrita Singh, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.


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