IPC Section 292A, Printing etc. of grossly indecent or scurrilous matter or matter intended for blackmail

What Is IPC Section 292A

According to the section 292A-”

Whoever, –

(a) Prints or causes to be printed in any newspaper, periodical or circular, or exhibits or causes to be exhibited, to public view or distributes or causes to be distributed or in any manner puts into circulation any picture or any printed or written document which is grossly indecent, or in scurrilous or intended for blackmail, or

(b) Sells or lets for hire, or for purposes of sale or hire makes, produces or has in his possession, any picture or any printed or written document which is grossly indecent or is scurrilous or intended for blackmail; or

(c) Conveys any picture or any printed or written document which is grossly indecent or is scurrilous or intended for blackmail knowing or having reason to believe that such picture or document will be printed, sold, let for hire distributed or publicly exhibited or in any manner put into circulation; or

(d) Takes part in, or receives profits from, any business in the course of which he knows or has reason to believe that any such newspaper, periodical, circular, picture or other printed or written document is printed, exhibited, distributed, circulated, sold, let for hire, made, produced, kept, conveyed or purchased; or

(e) Advertises or makes known by any means whatsoever that any person is engaged or is ready to engage in any Act which is an offense under this section, or that any such newspaper, periodical, circular, picture or other printed or written document which is grossly indecent or is scurrilous or intended for blackmail, can be procured from or through any person.”

Also read :- Section 69 IT act, Powers to issue directions for interception or monitoring or decryption.

Also read :- Section 70 of it act, Un-authorized access to protected system.

Also read :- Section 71, Penalty for misrepresentation And Section 72, Breach of confidentiality and privacy

Punishment For IPC Section 292A

The accused of this section shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

Provided that for a second or any subsequent offense under this section, he shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which shall not be less than six months and not more than two years.

Explanation Of IPC Section 292A

For the purposes of this section, the word scurrilous shall be deemed to include any matter which is likely to be injurious to morality or is calculated to injure any person:

Provided that it is not scurrilous to express in good faith anything whatever respecting the conduct of-

(i) A public servant in the discharge of his public functions or respecting his character, so far as his character appears in that conduct and no further; or

(ii) Any person touching any public question, and respecting his character, so far as his character appears in that conduct and no further.

Source: IPC Section 292A.

Also read :- IPC Section 463-Forgery, 464-Making a false document

Also read :- IPC Section 499, Sending defamatory messages by e-mail

Also read :- IPC Section 507, Criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication And 294, Obscene acts and songs

Also read :-  IPC Section 420- Bogus websites , Cyber Frauds

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