Disclosure of identity of the victim of certain offences and its punishment under Indian Penal Code are defined under Section 228a of Indian Penal Code 1860. Provisions under section 228a are:
ctim is dead or minor or of unsound mind, by, or with the authorisation in writing of, the next of kin of the victim:
Provided that no such authorisation shall be given by the next of kin to anybody other than the chairman or the secretary, by whatever name called, of any recognised welfare institution or organisation.
Explanation.--For the purposes of this sub-section, "recognised welfare institution or organisation" means a social welfare institution or organisationrecognised in this behalf by the Central or State Government.
(3) Whoever prints or publishes any matter in relation to any proceeding before a court with respect to an offence referred to in sub-section (1) without the previous permission of such court shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years and shall also be liable to fine.
Explanation.--The printing or publication of the judgment of any High Court or the Supreme Court does not amount to an offence within the meaning of this section.].
Amendment of section 228A.--In section 228A of the Penal Code, in sub-section (1), for the words, figure and letters "offence under section 376, section 376A, section 376B, section 376C or section 376D or section 376E" the words, figure and letters "offence under section 376, section 376A, section 376AA, section 376B, section 376C, section 376D, section 376DA or section 376E" shall be substituted.
[Vide Arunachal Pradesh Act 3 of 2019, s. 4].
1. Ins. by Act 43 of 1983, s. 2.
2. Subs. by Act 13 of 2013, s. 4, for "offence under section 376, section 376A, section 376B, section 376C or section 376D" (w.e.f. 3-2-2013).
3. Subs. by Act 22 of 2018, s. 3, for "section 376A, section 376B, section 376C, section 376D" (w.e.f. 21-4-2018).