The Crime Branch of Mumbai Police has arrested actor Shilpa Shetty’s husband and businessman Raj Kundra. A case was registered against Kundra in February this year for creating pornographic content and broadcasting it through the app. He has been arrested in this case. In such cases, a case is often registered against the accused under sections of the IT Act and IPC. If the court finds the accused guilty, he may have to spend several years in jail.
We have very strict laws regarding pornography and pornographic content. In such cases, along with the IT Act, many sections of the Indian Penal Code i.e. IPC are also written against the accused. After the development of the Internet and the development of modern technology, the IT Act was also amended. So that in today’s time the person found guilty in such cases should be punished severely.
Anti Pornography Law
The trade of pornography through the Internet is also booming. In such a situation, pornography has become a big business. Which includes photos, videos, text, audio, and material based on sex, sexual acts, and nudity. The Anti-Pornography Law applies to such material being published electronically, sent to or transmitted, or transmitted through any other means.
The offense of making
obscene videos come under the purview of this law by those who prepare nude or obscene videos of others or who make such MMS or transmit them through electronic means to others and send obscene messages to someone against their will. It is illegal to publish, transmit and transmit pornography to others by electronic means, but viewing, reading or listening to it is not considered illegal. While watching child pornography is also considered illegal.
Punishment under IT Act and IPC There
is a provision of punishment under Section 67 (A) of the IT (Amendment) Act 2008 and Section 292, 293, 294, 500, 506, and 509 of the IPC in the cases falling under it. The first offense can be punished with imprisonment of up to five years or a fine of up to Rs 10 lakh, but for the second offense, the jail term may extend to seven years.