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Delhi HC seeks Centre, RBI response on PIL against online lending platforms

Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the petitioner, told the court that these entities pose a menace and even the RBI has issued a press note cautioning the general public about these platforms.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 15, 2021 1:29:12 pm
Ram Manohar Lohia hospital, delhi high court, community services, Neb Sarai police, Sona Public School, delhi news, indian expressDelhi High Court on Thursday directed the petitioners, aged 25 and 22 years, to do community service at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital for a period of one month. (File)

The Delhi High Court on Friday sought response from Centre and RBI on PIL seeking regulation of online lending platforms.

A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh issued notice to the Centre and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) seeking their stand on the plea which has claimed that such lending platforms charge exorbitant interests on the loans given by them.

Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the petitioner, told the court that these entities pose a menace and even the RBI has issued a press note cautioning the general public about these platforms.

There were reports of multiple suicides by people who were unable to bear the harassment and humiliation over non-payment of instant loans availed through online apps.

Apart from levying hefty penalties for failure or delay in repayment of loan, these lending platforms use a combination of coercion, blackmail, and threats.

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