Bombay HC Imposes ₹5k Cost On Law Firm For Disclosing Rape Survivor's Name In Petition
The Bombay High Court imposed Rs.5000/- costs on Law firm Hulyalkar & Associates for disclosing a rape survivor's name in the petition.
The Bench of Justice Revati Mohite Dere and Justice Prithviraj K. Chavan granting the leave to amend the petition to mask the name of the survivor observed that "Despite Section 228A of the Indian Penal Code and despite repeatedly telling the Advocates that it is an offence to disclose the name of the prosecutrix which is punishable with two years, the name of the prosecutrix is disclosed in the aforesaid petition."
The Court further directed the law firm to deposit the cost with the Kirtikar Law Library within two weeks.
Advocate Zaid Anwar Qureshi appeared for the petitioner and APP J.P. Yagnik appeared for the Respondent-State.
Cause Title- Rakesh Ramnivas Sharma v. Bharti Shirish Kadam & Anr.