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Kathua case: Delhi HC slaps Rs 10 Lakh fine on media houses for disclosing victim's identity

Acting against insensitivity of some of the media houses, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday slapped a fine of Rs. 10 lakhs on each media house who revealed the identity of the Kathua rape-case victim.

NMF News Bureau | Updated: 18 Apr 2018, 17:34:52
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New Delhi: Acting against insensitivity of some of the media houses, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday slapped a fine of Rs. 10 lakhs on each media house who revealed the identity of the Kathua rape-case victim.

According to ANI report, the court has decided to transfer the collected amount of the fine to Jammu and Kashmir victim's compensation fund.

The court further warned that anyone disclosing rape victim's identity can be imprisoned for six-month.

The next date of hearing, in this case, is slated for April 25.

Earlier on April 13, the High Court issued a notice to various media houses for disclosing the identity of an eight-year-old girl who was gang-raped and killed in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The court also prohibited the media from revealing any further identity of the victim.


First Published: 18 Apr 2018, 17:34:52

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