- Apprentice Lawyer
Kerala HC bars rape-accused from using Social Media pending investigation for bail to protect victim's privacy
"Heavens will not fall down if a condition is imposed in a bail order restraining the accused in a rape case in using social media, especially when it is to protect the victim girl's privacy", the Court observed.
The grant of bail to a man accused of rape and circulating nude pictures on social media of a woman he had a love affair with was recently made conditional on his complying with a ban on the use of social media until the completion of investigation.
The Kerala High Court passed an order to this effect on Thursday, while adding that if the final investigation report is against him and if a court takes cognisance of his alleged offence, this condition will continue until the trial is completed.