FIR against social media channel for disclosing rape victim’s name

FIR against social media channel for disclosing rape victim’s name

Ganderbal: Police has registered a case against a social media channel for disclosing the name of a teenage rape victim from Ganderbal.
A statement issued by police said that the certain social media reporters have been noticed to be violative of legal provisions about non disclosure of real name of Rape Victim.
In this regard Juvenile Justice Board (CJIM) Ganderbal has taken cognizance and passed directions to police for taking legal action against such media persons.
Accordingly, they said, SHO P/S Ganderbal has registered an FIR against the media person who has disclosed identity of rape victim.
The publication of a rape victim’s name is a criminal offence under Prevention of Children from Sexual Offence Act (POCSO Act).