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newspaper owner blackmailing a person for money otherwise he will print his illegal activities in newspaper...what action can a person take against newspaper......
 
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Hi,

According to section 383 of the Indian Penal Code, whoever intentionally puts any person in fear of any injury to that person, or to any other, and thereby dishon­estly induces the person so put in fear to deliver to any person any property or valuable security, or anything signed or sealed which may be converted into a valuable security, commits extor­tion. 

Example - A threatens to publish a defamatory libel concerning Z unless Z gives him money. He thus induces Z to give him money. A has committed extortion.

Extortion is a non-bailable offence and triable in any Magistrate. Whoever commits extortion shall be punished with imprisonment of either descripttion for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.  

 

Hope this solves your query.

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ha21@rediffmail.com Mumbai : 9820174108

Originally posted by : Saksham Anand Agarwal
newspaper owner blackmailing a person for money otherwise he will print his illegal activities in newspaper...what action can a person take against newspaper......

1. You can file a Police FIR, requesting investigation and charge-sheet, for offences like Extortion, Intimidation, Fraud, Breach of Trust, Mischief etc.... against the person, supported with all relevant supporting Documents, Evidences & Witnesses.

2.  IF the Police does not take action, THEN you can file private criminal case u/s 156(3) Cr.P.C., in the local Magistrates court, seeking directions to the Police to investigate and file charge sheet.  The said Person may come down for settlement.

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thankyou very much
 
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