Revealing defamatory allegations made in statement of objections to relatives amounts to "publication" under Section 499 IPC: Karnataka HC

The Court observed the estranged wife had shared the defamatory statements made in her statement of objections filed in Court with her relatives and the husband's friends.
Revealing defamatory allegations made in statement of objections to relatives amounts to "publication" under Section 499 IPC: Karnataka HC
Karnataka High Court

The Karnataka High Court recently held that revealing defamatory allegations against a person to one's relatives is "publication" under Section 499 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and would thus invite the offence of defamation.

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