Bombay High Court orders probe agencies not to disclose identity of rape victims even in chargesheet

The bench said that the probe agencies usually annex the victim's photographs in the chargesheet which discloses their identity; hence, the same should henceforth be filed in sealed cover.
Aurangabad Bench, Bombay High Court
Aurangabad Bench, Bombay High Court

The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court recently ordered all investigating agencies to ensure that they do not disclose the identity of the victims of sexual offences even in the chargesheet [Sajjan Hirchand Gusinge vs State of Maharashtra].

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