Police today in a statement said thatCertain Social Media Reporters have been noticed to be violative of legal provisions about non disclosure of real name of Rape Victim. In this regard Hon‘ble Principal Juvenile Justice Board (CJIM) Ganderbal has taken cognizance into the matter and passed directions to Police for taking legal action against such media persons.
Accordingly SHO P/S Ganderbal has registered FIR No. 102/2019 U/S 23 POCSO Act, 228-A RPC against media person who has publicized the real name and disclosed identity of rape victim, Investigation of the case has been taken up. It is for the information of general public that the publication of real name of rape victim is a Criminal Offence under Prevention of Children from Sexual Offence Act (POCSO Act).