HC quashes detention of man held for obscenity
Jammu, Nov 26: The Jammu High Court has quashed the Public Safety Act slapped against a youth from (Islamabad) Anantnag district of Valley, who was arrested by the police for allegedly taking obscene pictures of girls.
Justice JP Singh quashed the detention of photographer, Manzoor Ahmed on the ground that the detaining authority had no material on record to presume that the detainee after being released would indulge in activities, which may disturb peace and tranquility.
The petitioner had challenged his detention passed by District Magistrate (Islamabad) Anantnag on June 10 on various grounds.
According to the ground of detention, Manzoor Ahmed, a photographer by profession, “had a separate studio for taking photographs of girls in obscene position for using them not only for his pleasure and also for getting wrongful gain.”
On June 3, some porn/obscene photographs taken at his studio were exposed, which led to serious law and order problem in the district.
The accused was arrested by the police on June 4 under FIR 231/2010 u/s 67 of Information Technology Act, Section 5 of Prevention of Immoral Traffic (prevention) Act and sections 292/506 and 385 of RPC.
During search of the studio, police has allegedly seized number of electronic items and investigation conducted indicates that detenue was involved arranging obscene photo sessions of girls. On this ground the DM issued detention orders under PSA.
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