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Case registered against social media channel for disclosure of identity of rape victim

Srinagar May 15: Police has booked a social media channel for disclosure of identity of rape victim.

JJB Broad has been informed through legal cum probationary officer Samina Anjum JJB Ganderbal, that certain social reporters have been noticed to be violative of legal provisions about non disclosure of real name of rape victim. In this regard Principal Juvenile Justice Board (CJIM) Ganderbal took cognizance into the matter and passed directions to Police for taking legal action against such media persons. Accordingly SHO P/S Ganderbal has registered FIR No. 102/2019 U/S 23 POCSO Act, 228-A RPC against media person who has publicized the real name and disclosed identity of rape victim, while investigation of the case has been taken up. It is for the information of general public that the publication of real name of rape victim is a Criminal Offence under Prevention of Children from Sexual Offence Act (POCSO Act).

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