FIR registered under various sections of IPC and IT ACT in Punjabi Actor Fake video case.
In this post we will discuss about the fake viral video of Punjabi actor Mandy Thakkar in which the police has registered an FIR under various sections of IPC and IT Act.
Recently according to the reports, The police have registered a case after a fake objectionable video of Punjabi actor Mandy Thakkar went viral on social media recently.
The Sources of this came in the police department said the actor told the police that the video was fake and her face was morphed. “I am aggrieved of gross criminal, illegal, immoral, vulgar and obscene acts committed against me which have not only damaged my image and reputation built up by me through hard work spread over many years but at the same time has had the effect of destroying my inner peace and has shaken the very foundation of my
existence,” the actor said in her complaint
“A few days ago, I was shocked to learn that some videos had gone viral on social media, including some websites, containing sexually explicit acts…” the complaint said. A case under Sections 509 ,354 A of the Indian Penal Code and 67 (A), 67 and 66 (E) of the Information Technology Act, 2020 was registered at the Sohana police station. Deep Kamal, deputy superintendent of police, City 2, said no arrests have been made so far.
Section 509 in The Indian Penal Code
- Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman.— Whoever, intending to insult the modesty of any woman, utters any word, makes any sound or gesture, or exhibits any object, intending that such word or sound shall be heard, or that such gesture or object shall be seen, by such woman, or intrudes upon the privacy of such woman, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.
Section 354 in The Indian Penal Code
- Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty.— Whoever assaults or uses criminal force to any woman, intending to outrage or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby outrage her modesty, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.
Section 67 in The Information Technology Act, 2000
- [ 67 Punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form. -Whoever publishes or transmits or causes to be published or transmitted in the electronic form, any material which is lascivious or appeals to the prurient interest or if its effect is such as to tend to deprave and corrupt persons who are likely, having regard to all relevant circumstances, to read, see or hear the matter contained or embodied in it, shall be punished on first conviction with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years and with fine which may extend to five lakh rupees and in the event of second or subsequent conviction with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to five years and also with fine which may extend to ten lakh rupees. ]
Section 67A in The Information Technology Act, 2000
- [ 67A Punishment for publishing or transmitting of material containing sexually explicit act, etc., in electronic form. -Whoever publishes or transmits or causes to be published or transmitted in the electronic form any material which contains sexually explicit act or conduct shall be punished on first conviction with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to five years and with fine which may extend to ten lakh rupees and in the event of second or subsequent conviction with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years and also with fine which may extend to ten lakh
Section 66E in The Information Technology Act, 2000
76 [ 66E Punishment for violation of privacy. -Whoever, intentionally or knowingly captures, publishes or transmits the image of a private area of any person without his or her consent, under circumstances violating the privacy of that person, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to three years or with fine not exceeding two lakh rupees, or with both. Explanation. – For the purposes of this section-
- “transmit” means to electronically send a visual image with the intent that it be viewed by a person or persons;
- “capture”, with respect to an image, means to videotape, photograph, film or record by any means;
- “private area” means the naked or undergarment clad genitals, pubic area, buttocks or female breast;
- “publishes” means reproduction in the printed or electronic form and making it available for public; e) “under circumstances violating privacy” means circumstances in which a person can have a reasonable expectation that;-
- he or she could disrobe in privacy, without being concerned that an image of his private area was being captured; or
- any part of his or her private area would not be visible to the public, regardless of whether that person is in a public or private place.
As for now as per the reports no arrest or strict action has been taken so far but we hope it will happen as FIR has been registered according to the reports.
This post was written by Bharti Verma.
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