Bombay High Court Grants Anticipatory Bail To Woman Booked Under S.153A For Facebook Post
By Team Legistify / 2017-05-23

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The Bombay High Court has granted anticipatory bail to a woman booked under Section 153 (a)(1) of the Indian Penal Code for a Facebook post.

An FIR was registered at Oshiwara police station against the applicant woman on Thursday.

According to the prosecution, the applicant had posted an article on “Facebook” which is defamatory in nature and has hurt the feelings of a particular class of people from the society”.

Section 153 A reads: “Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony.”

The police are yet to recover the mobile phone of the applicant from which the said post was published.

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