A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath asked Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain to "look into the matter and apprise us about the procedure being followed".
    
The court, however, refused to pass any interim order restraining Google from publishing any such maps till the next date of hearing on February 24.
    
The petitioner, Lokesh Kumar Sharma, has sought directions to the Centre "to restrain Google from showing, providing and making available maps and images of sensitive installations and defense establishments".
    
The petition, filed through advocate C Mohan Rao, has alleged that the government and its authorities "appear to be absolutely negligent and callous in preventing Google from displaying such maps".
    
"The respondent No.2 (Google) has put up very detailed high resolution images of Pathankot Air Base and surrounding areas on Google Earth and Google Maps.
    
"However, there seems to be no opposition or objection from any quarter to the display of images of Pathankot air base on Google Maps and Google Earth," it has alleged.

 

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