September 30, 2020

Arrest accused’s wife for disclosing rape survivors names on FB: SC to Bihar

Image result for Muzaffarpur home shelterNEW DELHI: Wife of an accused in Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case, who disclosed the names of some child rape survivors on social media saying they had not been raped, found herself in trouble as the Supreme Court on Tuesday took strong exception to her act and asked the Bihar government to arrest her for violating the law.

Advocate Aparna Bhat, who is assisting the court as amicus curiae, told a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur, Deepak Gupta and K M Joseph that the woman had revealed the name of alleged rape survivors in her post on Facebook which was being widely circulated on social media.

The court, which had on last hearing restrained all media organisation not to publish and broadcast names, pictures and videos of the victim, immediately asked the state government to arrest her.It also asked the state to take steps for pulling down the controversial post from social media. “Let the lady be arrested for sharing the names of the children,” the bench said.

Senior Advocate Ranjit Kumar, appearing for the state, assured the court that appropriate action would be taken against the woman. The court also pulled up Delhi Commission for Women for jumping into the Muzaffarpur rape case and said it was none of its business.

“Why are you interfering in the case? Do you think yourself more powerful? It is none of your business,” the bench told its lawyer.

Courtesy: TNN

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