Additional Superintendent of Police M.I. Jameel is embroiled in controversy by revealing the name and other details about a 15-year-old girl who was raped by four men in Kolar district on June 28.
In fact, Section 228A of the Indian Penal Code prohibits the disclosure of the name of the rape victim and also facts that could lead to the identification of the victim, such as the place of residence, identifying or naming the victim’s family or friends, university, or work details. But Additional Superintendent of Police M.I. Jameel gave the details to the electronic media after which it was telecast by some private TV channels. A few TV channels muted the details that are not supposed to be revealed according to law.
S. Shailaja, vice-president of the Association of Local Governance of India (ALGI), told The Hindu that “Being a senior police official, who is the custodian of the law of the land, Mr. Jameel should not have committed such a blunder.”