Personal WhatsApp messages cannot amount to "obscenity" in "public place", not a crime under Section 294 of IPC: Bombay HC [Read Judgment]

The Court was dealing with a plea to quash an FIR filed against a husband by his wife for sending her offensive WhatsApp messages.
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The Bombay High Court recently ruled that offensive WhatsApp messages, sent personally, would not amount to the criminal offence of committing an obscene act under Section 294 of the Indian Penal Code (Nivrutti v State of Maharashtra)

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