Abdul Jaleel K. v. State of Kerala
In the High Court of Kerala
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.
- The bench granted the bail application.