Sitendra Pathak v. State of Rajasthan 

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Sitendra Pathak v. State of Rajasthan

Sitendra Pathak v. State of Rajasthan
In the High Court of Rajasthan
Cr.M.B. 8274/2016
Before Justice Nirmaljit Kaur
Decided on September 09, 2016

Relevancy of the case: Bail Application in a case involving blackmailing and sharing of nude pictures through pen drive

Statutes and Provisions Involved

  • The Information Technology Act, 2000 (Section 67)
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (Section 439, 164)
  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860 (Section 376, 384)

Relevant Facts of the Case

  • The petitioner and the prosecutrix lived in the same building.
  • The petitioner allegedly misled her into having a physical relationship with him and started blackmailing her.
  • The prosecutrix agreed to a compromise, but later her brother allegedly received a pen drive containing her nude pictures.
  • No evidence relating to the said pen drive was submitted.

Opinion of the Bench

  • As no evidence was submitted, the petitioner should be granted bail.

Final Decision

  • Petition allowed.
  • Bail granted with conditions.

This case summary has been prepared by Tuba Aftab, an undergraduate student at IIMT & School of Law, GGSIPU, during her internship with The Cyber Blog India in May/June 2021.

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