Joshy Joseph v. State of Kerala

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Joshy Joseph v. State of Kerala

Joshy Joseph v. State of Kerala
In the High Court of Kerala
B.A. 831/2016
Before Justice Sunil Thomas
Decided on February 05, 2016

Relevancy of the case: Bail application for allegedly creating and advertising website containing child pornography.

Statutes and Provisions Involved

  • The Information Technology Act, 2000 (Section 67, 67B)
  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860 (Section 34, 370(1))
  • The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (Section 13, 14(1))

Relevant Facts of the Case

  • The petitioner allegedly started a website called “kochusundarikal” and a Facebook page where pornographic pictures of minor girls were present with abusive and sexual comments. This was widely circulated and advertised on the internet.
  • The petitioner was arrested and claimed bail on the ground that the final report was not filed within the statutory period.

Final Decision

  • Application allowed.
  • Bail granted with certain conditions.

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