THE HINDU SC: filthy language not criminal intimidation


  • Abusing a person with filthy language alone does not constitute the offence of criminal intimidation.
  • The threat must be with intention to cause alarm to the complainant to cause that person to do or omit to do any work.
  • Mere expression of any words without any intention to cause alarm would not be sufficient to bring in the application of this section
  • The Bench was hearing an appeal filed by an insurance claim surveyor in Uttar Pradesh, who was accused of criminal intimidation by a factory owner in Mathura district.
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