Abdul Jaleel K. v. State of Kerala

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Bail application in a revenge pornography case

Abdul Jaleel K. v. State of Kerala
In the High Court of Kerala
B.A. 10112/2022
Before Justice Bechu Kurian Thomas
Decided on December 22, 2022

Relevancy of the case: Bail application in a revenge pornography case

Statutes and Provisions Involved

  • The Information Technology Act, 2000 (Section 66E, 67, 67A)
  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860 (Section 354, 506)

Relevant Facts of the Case

  • The accused and the victim became friends on social media. The victim sent her nude photographs and videos to the accused.
  • The victim expressed her unwillingness to continue their relationship with the accused.
  • The accused, in anger, criminally intimidated and published the said photographs and videos through social media without the victim’s consent.

Prominent Arguments by the Advocates

  • The petitioner’s counsel argued that the prosecution’s allegations were false since the incident never occurred.
  • The respondent’s counsel submitted that the accused could continue to influence and intimidate the victim, given the seriousness of the allegations.

Opinion of the Bench

  • The allegations made are serious.
  • The period of detention and the circumstances must be considered.

Final Decision

  • The bench granted the bail application.