Micky Shrivastava v. State of Maharashtra

Hariom TiwariCase Summary

clicking and sending nude pictures

Micky Shrivastava v. State of Maharashtra
In the High Court of Bombay
Crl. B.A. 1551/2016
Before Justice Sadhana S Jadhav
Decided on September 27, 2016

Relevancy of the case: Anticipatory bail application for clicking and sending nude pictures and chatting in abusive language

Statutes and Provisions Involved

  • The Information Technology Act, 2000 (Section 67)
  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860 (Section 354A, 354D, 384, 385, 507, 323, 504, 376(1), 376(2))
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (Section 438)

Relevant Facts of the Case

  • The complainant and applicant number 1 were in a relationship before the complainant got married to someone else.
  • After her marriage, the said applicant allegedly abused the complainant on the phone.
  • Applicant number 2, wife of applicant number 1, sent nude pictures of the complainant to the complainant’s husband. Applicant number 1 had captured those pictures.
  • Further, applicant number 1 allegedly threatened and coerced the complainant to have sexual intercourse with him.

Opinion of the Bench

  • The court concluded that applicant number 2 did send nude photographs of the complainant to her husband.
  • She also chatted with the complainant in very lewd and vulgar language.

Final Decision

  • The anticipatory bail appeal was rejected.