The court also asked police to seize at the earliest phones of members of two WhatsApp groups on which the January 5 violence was allegedly coordinated.

One of the leading social media platforms and messaging app that is used widely all around the globe, WhatsApp, is coming up with various new features and updates. The app has launched several useful features in India last year.

With all these new features, a new technological problem has arisen. As older phones don't always cope up well with new, upgraded features, users often either have to update their smartphone's operating system or change to new phone which supports new technological advancements. Due to which WhatsApp, yearly gives out a list of phones on which it doesn't work or isn't supported by them. 

A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said linking of accounts with social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp, with Aadhaar, PAN or any other identity document requires framing of policies or amendment in existing laws by the central government and this exercise cannot be done by the court.

Two parliamentary panels headed by Congress leaders have decided to examine the WhatsApp snooping case and will seek details from top government officials including the Home Secretary.

The arrest was made after a complaint was lodged in north Delhi's Bara Hindu Rao police station on Friday.

Police said the dowry and harassment case was filed against the man and his family on May 27 by the woman, alleging that he demanded Rs 5 lakh from her.

Online monitoring service DownDetector reported earlier the outage began around 1200 GMT and affected Facebook as well as its Instagram and WhatsApp services.