SECTION 228A IPC - Indian Penal Code - Disclosure of identity of the victim of certain offences, etc



Description of IPC Section 228A

  1. Whoever prints or publishes the name or any matter which may make known the identity of any person against whom an offence under section 376, section 376A, section 376B, section 376C, section 376D or section 376E1 is alleged or found to have been committed (hereafter in this section referred to as the victim) shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years and shall also be liable to fine.
  2. Nothing in sub-section (1) extends to any printing or publication of the name or any matter which may make known the identity of the victim if such printing or publication is
    1. by or under the order in writing of the officer-in-charge of the police station or the police officer making the investigation into such offence acting in good faith for the purposes of such investigation;or
    2. by, or with the authorisation in writing of, the victim; or
    3. where the victim is dead or minor or of unsound mind, by, or with the authorisation in writing of, the next-of-kin of the victim:

Offence : Disclosure of identity of the victim of certain offences, etc.


Punishment : 2 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



Offence : Printing or publication of a proceeding without prior permission of court


Punishment : 2 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate





FAQ's on IPC Section 228A


What offence is defined under IPC 228A?

IPC 228A Offence: Disclosure of identity of the victim of certain offences, etc..


What is the punishment for IPC 228A Case?

The punishment for IPC 228A is 2 Years + Fine.


Is IPC 228A cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 228A is a Cognizable.


How to file/defend your case for IPC 228A offence?

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Is IPC 228A bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 228A is a Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 228A be tried?

IPC 228A is tried in the court of Any Magistrate.



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