Himachal Pradesh High Court declines to grant bail to husband, who uploads wife’s private photos on social media
29th October, 2020
On 5th October, A complaint submitted by the victim against the husband under Sections 498A, 504, 34 IPC and Sections 66(E) and 67 of the IT Act in Women Police Station, Mandi. The accused had allegedly created a fake Facebook account in his wife’s name and uploaded her nude photographs and videos on the site. He had also allegedly blackmailed and harassed his wife, because she did not fulfil her husband’s demand of asking her father to buy her a scooter.
Justice Thakur said that the relationship between husband and wife is a privileged one. The institution of marriage inspires trust and confidence which leads to complete surrender of spouses to each other. This relation of mutual trust, faith and confidence creates a sense of security and sometimes its even more stronger than the relationship between parents and children.”
The Court also observed that It is stripping off a woman in public by the husband himself who is not only supposed but duly bound to protect her, it is not only serious but a heinous crime. Its impact on the soul, mind and health of the victim is beyond imagination.
Justice Thakur declined to grant anticipatory bail to Mangla, whose wife had filed an FIR against him at Mandi police station on October 5, under Sections 498A, 504, 34 of the IPC and Sections 66(E) and 67 of the IT Act.