Court: Publishing defaulter’s photograph not defamatory


The Indore area court has decided that if banks distribute the photos of defaulters in recuperation sees, then this activity can’t be called defamatory.

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The court passed this judgment while dismissing a slander suit of Rs 100 crore recorded by Namco Industries Pvt Ltd against UCO bank for distributed recuperation notice conveying the photos of the credit defaulters. The suit had been recorded by the organization’s credit underwriters against the bank and its administrators. The suit was rejected by extra locale judge Padmesh Shah on grounds that distributed photos of defaulters or underwriters can’t be considered as maligning. The choice was made on the premise of Section 32 of Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act (SARFAESI Act), which ensures any secured lender bank and its officers and directors from any suit, arraignment or legitimate procedures for moves made in accordance with some basic honesty.
The organization had tested the ‘great confidence’ of the bank in distributed the photos of credit underwriters, guaranteeing that photos were not distributed by the bank in accordance with some basic honesty, henceforth, its officers were not qualified for advantages.

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