Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Jay Thareja, however, said he would not initiate the extradition proceedings against the websites and asked the official to assist complainant Vinay Rai's counsel in filling the forms for service of summonses as prescribed under the MLat.
"In the present case, all the accused are corporations/juristic personalities. It is appropriate that they be served by way of summonses. Therefore, advocate for the complainant has been directed to complete/fill the forms supplied by Amar Chand in response to the summonses sent on June 12, 2012.
"Amar Chand has agreed to assist the advocate for the complainant in filing the forms," the court said and posted the matter for further hearing on October 18.
The court had earlier directed Amar Chand to appear and explain the process of service of summonses in connection with the case filed against 21 social networking websites for allegedly committing offences of selling obscene materials to youths and criminal conspiracy.
The court had directed the ministry on June 8 to get the summonses served to various US-based websites which have been arrayed as accused in the complaint.
The websites named in the complaint include -- Facebook, Orkut, YouTube, Yahoo, Blogspot, Google and Microsoft.