Delhi High court issues notice to Telugu media houses for revealing rape victim’s name

A bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notices to the Centre, the governments of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi, as well as some media houses and social networking platforms.

By Siddhu Manchikanti, December 04, 2019 17:21 IST

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought the Centre's response on a plea seeking action against media houses for revealing the identity of the woman in the Hyderabad rape and murder case.
 
A bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notices to the Centre, the governments of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi, as well as some media houses and social networking platforms.
 
Earlier cine actor, Rahul Ramakrishna expressed his fury over the media houses and complained about their irresponsible behaviour and the hungry nature for the TRP ratings.
 
Section 228A of the Indian Penal Code makes disclosure of the identity of a victim of certain offences, including rape, punishable with imprisonment of a term that may extend to two years and a fine.


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